Jersey Girl Cameran Sassman Will Be Reading From Her Debut Novel In Between Shows, The A Sides

Author Cameran Sassman signing her book at Randy Now’s Man Cave in Hightstown on June 24, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.

June 21, 2023

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–A graduate of Steinert High School (Class of 1990), Sassman grew up in Hamilton Square.

She recently published a book about her life as a teenager growing up during the 80s in central
suburban NJ and framing the story around the punk rock/alternative music shows that she went
to while in high school.  The book, In Between Shows, The A Sides, is semi-autobiographical,
captures her love of the music scene as well many adventures and misadventures in love and

“My book also pays loving homage to my hometown and beloved Garden State” says
Sassman. “I included so many references to past and present-day New Jersey icons from Little
King Deli, Rock Dreams Records, Golden Dawn Diner, Mastori’s Diner, Vito’s Pizza, Thomas
Sweet Ice Cream, The Princeton Record Exchange, Princeton Marketfair, Italian Peoples
Bakery to the Seaside Boardwalk and Island Beach State Park and most importantly the iconic
City Gardens in Trenton.  

My book is not only a love letter to the people in my life from those formative teenage years, but
a love letter to my hometown and the place that shaped the person that I have become.”
Soul food for people of a certain age, In Between Shows, The A Sides will speak to anyone
touched deeply by the intoxicating, enchanting world we enter when the venue doors swing
open. “Even though my experiences are from a different time, I truly believe my story is timeless
and universal” says Sassman. “Being a teenager at any point in time is not for the faint of heart.
It wasn’t easy to go back and relive some of the moments I wrote about, but I hope that sharing
my story may help some people feel less alone.” In a sweaty rock club, we shed the trappings of
workaday life. There are no cliques, no politics. Just a sea of humanity, joined together by
shared euphoria.

Author Cameran Sassman signing her book In Between Shows, The A Sides
Saturday, June 24 th
2pm – 4pm
Randy Now’s Man Cave
119 W Ward St, Hightstown, NJ 08520