"Autobiography is unmistakably the work of the singer and lyricist of the still-beloved band The Smiths."
“. . . several degrees more substantial than the typical musician tell-all.”
“Mr. Williams has crafted a one-person artistic conglomerate . . .”
“In a voice like none other. . . . perhaps the most ingratiatingly candid of the many celebrity memoirs.”
“Light and Shade is simply an excellent rock ’n’ roll read.”
“. . . a new story in a canon that feels older than time itself.”
“. . . succeeds on many levels.”
“Who Is that Man? is a superb dissection of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music.”
“. . . a fitting tribute, heartfelt and heart rending . . .”
“interesting story . . . more than delivers.”
“Whether or not the tales told here are true, we will likely never know.
“In so many other places in Look, I Made a Hat, as here, Stephen Sondheim has tales to tell, names to drop and wonderful, rich, savory mincemeat to make of others, all in his own i
“In following this kid from the back blocks, who not only graces the covers of Modern Drummer and of Guitar World in one lifetime, who has made and held a fortune, owns hi
“I’ve strugged in the past to articulate exactly why Bruce Springsteen’s music cuts so deeply for me. Thanks to Robert Wiersema’s heartfelt book, though, I think I’m a little closer.”
“Miraculously, however, there isn’t an ounce of self-pity in the book. Instead, Mr. Doughty proceeds with a healthy mix of objectivity and irony. . . .
“Patti Smith adulates the imagination, especially childhood imagination, mysticism or spirituality, dreams, sensations, nature, the sublime and individualism.
“Those seeking a history of the music of the 1960s and those who made it, a somewhat gossipy account of what Joni Mitchell referred to as ‘the refuge of the road,’ will find much to admire
“. . .
Part biography, part multimedia art smorgasbord, John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon is more than just a nonfiction picture book: It’s a work of art itself.