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Nightfly: The Life of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen

Utilizing a wide variety of resources and some author interviews, Jones’s book is an exemplary examination of Fagen’s music and life and will appeal to Steely Dan fans.

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir

Written with verve and enthusiasm, Fierstein’s memoir will be a must-read for his fans and for theater lovers and anyone who appreciates pop culture.

Solid Ivory: A Memoir

Much like a Merchant Ivory film, this memoir is filled with lush detail, enchanting stories, and memorable characters that will thrill fans both of Merchant’s movies and of film and culture in general.

Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There

While not a totally comprehensive account, this book places the live concert in context with the broader story of popular music; its insider perspectives have an immediacy that will appeal to a broad swath of music fans.

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Unrequited Infatuations

By turns philosophical, earthy, metaphysical, humorous, and charmingly self-deprecating, Van Zandt chronicles a multifaceted life, charts his musical and political manifestos, and travels intriguing roads that will distinguish his book among music memoirs. It will be appreciated by a wide audience.
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Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist

Ribot is not only a gifted musician but also a talented wordsmith, and this quirky volume will appeal to music aficionados who appreciate strong writing with observational, intelligent, and provocative themes.
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The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941–1966

Dylan remains an enigmatic figure. Heylin’s book will be appreciated by devoted fans and is another valuable addition to a puzzle that might never be completed.
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George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters

Harrison’s humanity, thoughtfulness, and humor are on rich display throughout, and a portrait of his entire life emerges. A fascinating addition to the voluminous catalog of Beatle-related literature.
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Johnny Cash International: How and Why Fans Love the Man in Black

While looking at Johnny Cash fandom specifically, this sociological and pop culture studies text also sheds light on fandom in general.
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