They created the template for all the boy bands and changed the course of pop music for years to come. Their performances today recreate a generations’ memory of their youth. From makeshift stages in Boston youth clubs to sold-out shows at iconic Fenway Park, Madison Square Garden, and other venues throughout the world, The New Kid on the Block (NKOTB) were, and today are again, a rite of passage and a touchstone of youthful memories.
6. March 2016, quoteJordan Knight
Mentioning the book in one of his shows
6. March 2016, reviewPublishers Weekly
Van Noy takes what seems like a clichéd pop story—New Kids meteoric rise and equally swift collapse—and turns it into something special, a fascinating tale that will delight the band’s large fan base as well as enlighten its harsh critics.
6. March 2016, reviewKirkus
The story of how five boys from Boston rose from nothing to become unlikely international recording stars in the late 1980s … there is true profundity in the stories of accomplished adult women who, during their formative years, fell in love with five fli
6. March 2016, reviewHuffington Post
New Kids On The Block Biography Chronicles Boy Band's Rise, Fall And Comeback.
6. March 2016, reviewThe Hollywood Reporter
New Kids on the Block: 8 Things to Know About New Biography.
6. March 2016, reviewThe Boston Globe
What distinguishes “Five Brothers” from similar biographies is Van Noy’s inclusion of the voices of dozens of NKOTB fans both in the story itself — commenting on events from a fan’s perspective — and sharing personal tales of kindnesses shown by the band