Songbook by Nick HornbySongbook by Nick Hornby


byNick HornbyIllustratorMarcel Dzama

Hardcover | December 3, 2013

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The award-winning music critic's ode to the songs he loves most.What will people think if you play Van Morrison at your funeral? When was the last time you listened to Pet Sounds? How does a mandolin solo illustrate or clarify the plight of Eskimos, anyway? In 26 song profiles that are hilarious, nostalgic, and deeply personal, one of our greatest music critics reminds us how much pop songs affect our lives. After all, as Hornby says, "There's something in us that is beyond the reach of words . . . It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part."At long last, this deluxe, limited-edition reprint of Hornby's National Book Critic's Circle Award?nominated book will reprise its original form: a square-shaped, intimate, Marcel Dzama?illustrated ode to the lasting joys of the fleeting art of pop music.
Nick Hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked, and a memoir, Fever Pitch. He is a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for music criticism, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. In 2010 Hornby's screenplay for An Education was nominated for an Academy Award...
Title:SongbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 8.58 × 6.67 × 0.67 inPublished:December 3, 2013Publisher:McSweeney'sLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938073843

ISBN - 13:9781938073847

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