The Boston Globe talked to author Nikki Van Noy about her upcoming NKOTB book. Here is the article about what inspired her to write the book.
A new New Kids book drops in October
A simple Monday morning tweet from Donnie Wahlberg started the campaign for Boston writer Nikki Van Noy’s new biography of New Kids on the Block. Allston resident Van Noy, 34, did the research for her book last year after being granted access to all of the local guys and their parents. She said she was inspired to write the book after publishing a similar title about the Dave Matthews Band and realized that the New Kids on the Block had a similar interactive relationship with their die-hard fans. Van Noy says she’s hasn’t always been an extreme New Kids fan, but she does appreciate them very much. They also make good interview subjects. “They have a blunt, Boston way about them.” Of course, Van Noy won’t pick a favorite New Kid. She likes Jordan Knight as much as Joey McIntrye and the rest. “My favorite was always the last one I had interviewed,” she said, laughing. “New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters” will be released by the Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone on Oct. 2.