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The Taylor Mac Book: Ritual, Realness and Radical Performance

Some entries are more successful than others in fleshing out who Taylor Mac is and what Mac is trying to accomplish. Nonetheless, this eclectic, no-holds-barred exposition represents an important addition to theater and gender studies.
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21-Hit Wonder: Flopping My Way to the Top of the Charts

Even those unfamiliar with Hollander’s achievements will enjoy this frenetic, earthy ride told by a survivor of the dog-eat-dog music business.
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The Meaning of Metallica: Ride the Lyrics

Though this is directed at those familiar with Metallica, there is much to ponder here, even for those those who aren’t metalheads. The spiritual, philosophical, and psychological musings will provoke debate and reward serious readers.
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Miracle of The Music Man

Will appeal to anyone interested in The Music Man or the process of bringing to life a full-fledged musical entertainment in the mid-20th century United States.
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How To Write a Song That Matters

In contrast to the many useful guides to song creation that focus dryly on method, Williams’s book stands apart for its shimmering, poetic language and forthright engagement of readers, making her treatment of the subject that much more emotionally satisfying. By the end, readers will have gained valuable lessons about both songwriting and life.
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George Michael: A Life

Gavin’s fluent, gripping account of Michael’s roller-coaster music career will draw readers in. An emotionally fulfilling read.
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Mandolin Man: The Bluegrass Life of Roland White

Black’s own relevant musical experience, alongside his interviews with White, his family, and country music icons such as Marty Stuart, make this biography a must-read for bluegrass aficionados. Although White may not be a household name to those outside the bluegrass scene, he richly deserves this long-awaited tribute.
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The Hag: The Life, Times, and Music of Merle Haggard

Likely to become the definitive Merle Haggard biography and will sit nicely alongside Haggard’s own two memoirs.
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Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time

In all, this title makes a valuable contribution to the ever-expanding universe of works addressing science and music, two seemingly disparate fields that have surprisingly much in common.
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