The Yin and the Yang of it All:
Rock 'n' Roll Memories from the Cusp as told by a Mixed-Up, Mixed-Race Kid

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As the lead singer and primary songwriter of the Caulfields, John Kim Faye was one of the only mixed-race Asian American frontmen to sign a major record contract in the alternative rock heyday of the 1990’s. In an era that preceded K-Pop - and even the rise of the internet - Faye’s personal journey did not lead to superstardom. Instead, The Yin and the Yang of it All is a memoir about the discovery of a voice, a tribe, and a musical ethnicity that runs far deeper than his Korean / Irish roots. 

Bookended by the loss of his father against the backdrop of his tumultuous childhood in the post-Vietnam 70’s and his mother’s tragic passing in 2012, Faye’s story weaves a tapestry of revealing moments as told from his unique perspective on the cusps of identity, race, and fame.




Rockers and anyone else eager to live a creative life will appreciate Faye’s intense passion for song throughout [...] A backstage pass to the glory days of alternative rock.” - Editor's Pick

Booklife by Publisher's Weekly

If you are interested in reading about the life of a musician, 'The Yin and the Yang of it All' should be on top of your list. ” - Vincent Dublado

Readers' Favorite

"The Yin and the Yang of It All" is an energetic musician’s memoir by a man seeking reconciliation with his origins.” - Mari Carlson

Foreword Clarion Reviews

"[...] Faye’s thoughts on music and family are likely to linger in readers’ minds."” - Staff Reviewer

Kirkus Reviews