I loved this book. Really loved this book. Steve Almond captures phrases and moods better than any author I have read recently. He has written this with warmth, humour and a deeply personal perspective. Its is a very direct dialog. This book started to unearth what music and rock meant to me and how it manages to punctuate my life. I can remember all of the words and music to entire Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar – but I can’t remember what I had for lunch. Most people have varying forms of this condition and you understand why, better, this after reading this book.
My sons are both budding musicians. They play in a band. They are talented and dedicated. I’ve given this book to them to read for three reasons. It is very funny. Their career may not work out. I want them to know that music matters. Steve Almond’s book gives them that at least.