Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

Paperback | November 23, 2007

byCarl Wilson

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Non-fans regard C¿line Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband's struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There's nothing cool about C¿line Dion, and nothing clever. That's part of her appeal as an object of love or hatred - with most critics and committed music fans taking pleasure (or at least geeky solace) in their lofty contempt. This book documents Carl Wilson's brave and unprecedented year-long quest to find his inner C¿line Dion fan, and explores how we define ourselves in the light of what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate.

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Non-fans regard C¿line Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband's struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There's nothing cool about C¿line Dion, and nothing clever. That's part of her appeal as an object of love ...

Carl Wilson is a writer and editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, and his work also has appeared in Pitchfork, Slate, The New York Times, Blender and many other publications. His pieces were selected for two of Da Capo Books' annual Best Music Writing collections, in 2002 and 2007, by guest editors Jonathan Lethem ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.5 × 4.75 × 0.5 inPublished:November 23, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:082642788X

ISBN - 13:9780826427885

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"Let's Talk" about one of the most interesting music books you'll read this year... The always critical and erudite Mr. Wilson actually approached Let's Talk About Love as a non-fan grappling with questions of "good" and "bad" taste... It's almost certainly the only installment in the series to discuss French-Canadian race relations, rockism, and Milan Kundera's thoughts on kitsch.