Strange Days: The Adventures of a Grumpy Journalist in Los Angeles is Dean's debut nonfiction book. A veteran music reporter, Dean takes you backstage to hang out with David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Phil Collins, Iggy Pop, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, the Doors, Michael Nesmith, Ice-T, Isaac Hayes, and many others.
'Dean, would you like a tour of the house?' I did not want to impose on June Carter Cash, but I wasn't completely insane either. Of course I wanted to see where she and Johnny Cash hung their hats.