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BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen

Here, for the first time, the Boss tells his own story, from growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, to becoming the brightest light on the mid-Atlantic bar-band scene, to finding monster success with the E Street Band. The struggles, the triumphs, the divorce, the deaths of band members—it’s all here. And not surprisingly, one of the greatest songwriters of all time is also an enviably terrific prose stylist. If you read one rock-and-roll biography this decade, it should probably be this one.      —Rico

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ISBN: 9781501141515
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 27th, 2016

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

This is the book for the artist (anyone who wants to create) struggling with the pressure to create, be successful, do it all on their own. It’s who she wrote it for. Half of the book is stories from Amanda Palmer’s life, of friendships, relationships, discoveries, told with trademark candor. Half is meditations on what it means to make things, and be a person, in a world filled with people. All is art, and asking.  —Jocelyn 

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By Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781455581092
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 20th, 2015

Kill ’Em and Leave by James McBride

James Brown left a complicated legacy, including an indelible mark on music. This book is both an incisive commentary on the society that helped form Brown and on his lasting social legacy, as well as a poignant look at the life of the man himself from the people who knew him, written by a writer who grew up admiring him. I was left with a better picture of who Brown was and with a lot to think about.  —Flannery


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Kill 'em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812993509
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - April 5th, 2016

Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me by Steven Hyden

This book is like sitting in the corner of a bar, so lost in conversation that you don’t notice it’s almost last call. Music critic Steve Hyden is out to explore the deeper meaning of humanity, but also he just really effing loves talking about music. Full of facts and context, philosophical about the meanings of music and rivalries to both fans and musicians, and rich with the passion Hyden brings as a true fan.  —Jocelyn


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ISBN: 9780316259156
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 17th, 2016

Words Without Music by Philip Glass

Back when Philip Glass’ father owned a record store, record companies would take back broken records for a deposit. The Glass family regarded music instruction as part of a rounded education, so Philip and his brother took weekly music lessons. They would also smash records for their father’s business. In this autobiography, Glass explains the trajectory of his illustrious career, with charming details that clue us in as to how he became not just a talented composer but a groundbreaking and controversial artist.  —Molly


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ISBN: 9781631491436
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Published: Liveright - May 3rd, 2016

Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns

So, how did a small town in upstate New York turn into an artistic haven? If you’re a music fan you must read this book to find out. The cast of characters will be exactly who you expect, but not how you expected them. Because, in hindsight, what could a band of men singing sea-shanties in a pink house really have in common with the preeminent guitarist of psychedelic rock?  —Molly

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Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306823206
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 8th, 2016


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