The Fine Wisdom And Perfect Teachings Of The Kings Of Rock And Roll: A Memoir

Paperback | May 10, 2011

byMark Edmundson

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“Hilarious, harrowing, and ultimately inspiring.... Truly, there is something arresting and wonderful on every page.”
— Michael Pollan

“With sentences that sometimes astonish” (Matthew Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft), celebrated cultural critic Mark Edmundson has written a hip and hilarious coming-of-age memoir about one man’s miscues and false starts as he enters the world after college. Through exhilarating adventures, he attempts to answer the timeless question of who he is, while contemplating what role music, love, work, drugs, money, and books will play in his life.

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“Hilarious, harrowing, and ultimately inspiring.... Truly, there is something arresting and wonderful on every page.” — Michael Pollan “With sentences that sometimes astonish” (Matthew Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft), celebrated cultural critic Mark Edmundson has written a hip and hilarious coming-of-age memoir about one m...

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After graduating from college in 1974, Mark Edmundson leaves Vermont to seek his destiny—a quest he knows involves rock and roll and America's high court of mischief and ambition, New York City. Shepherded by a carousing, Marx-quoting friend, he moves into a grungy apartment and embarks on a dream career lugging amps for rock's biggest...

Mark Edmundson is a professor at the University of Virginia and the prizewinning author of numerous works of cultural criticism, includingWhy Read?;Literature Against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida; andTeacher. He lives in Batesville, Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:May 10, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780061713491

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“Edmundson doesn’t just chronicle, he channels, the epoch of rock.... He makes us feel its hopes; its confusions; its genuine revelations…. Concert security dude, cabbie, bouncer: these jobs provide him critical lenses on a succession of cultural moments, and on the never-ending task of becoming an adult.”