“In a Wonderful Balloon” – a book about loving Roxette

UPPSALA – Maria Sörgjerd, hailing from Uppsala Sweden, got so fascinated with the Roxette fans outside of Sweden so she wrote a book about it. The book is called “I en underbar ballong – en bok om att älska Roxette” (“In a Wonderful Balloon – A Book about Loving Roxette”) and it will be published by her own company Fenomena Förlag early December. Maria tells The Daily Roxette that she’s been writing this book for a while, contacting fans outside of Sweden to get their stories. What’s different about the book is that it’s written about the fans mostly, about what a phenomenon Roxette is to the fans. What makes a person learn Swedish over the Internet and then travel literally thousands of miles to see Roxette, Per, Marie or Gyllene Tider on “holy ground”?, she wondered.

Maria, being a huge Roxette fan herself, is a psychology teacher in Uppsala and has written the book from a psychological perspective, but has tried her best to write it in a way that most anyone will appreciate it. “I en underbar ballong” will not initially be translated into any language, mostly because Maria can’t do it herself and she obviously still doesn’t know if it will be a success. She doesn’t rule it out though.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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October 19th, 2012

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