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Man In The Music: The Creative Life And Work Of Michael Jackson (Vintage Press)

Journalist Joseph Vogel’s superb examination of the creative life of Michael Jackson is greatly expanded and revised, offering a critical and non-judgmental look at one of the most polarizing and controversial pop stars of our time.

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan (St. Martin’s Press)

The first-ever in-depth biography of the legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan is a rollercoaster ride through hard work, disappointments, addictions, and tragedy–yet his story, as tragic as it ends, is ultimately one of redemption and dedication to overcoming one’s demons.

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan (St. Martin’s Press)

The first-ever in-depth biography of the legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan is a rollercoaster ride through hard work, disappointments, addictions, and tragedy–yet his story, as tragic as it ends, is ultimately one of redemption and dedication to overcoming one’s demons.

Billie Holiday: The Last Interview And Other Conversations (Melville House)

Lisa Carver delves into the latest in Melville House’s fantastic The Last Interview series, a rather short but absolutely compelling historical artifacts from the doomed jazz vocalist Billie Holiday.

Billie Holiday: The Last Interview And Other Conversations (Melville House)

Lisa Carver delves into the latest in Melville House’s fantastic The Last Interview series, a rather short but absolutely compelling historical artifacts from the doomed jazz vocalist Billie Holiday.

Kathy Acker: The Last Interview And Other Conversations (Melville House)

We welcome back our correspondent Lisa Carver, who gives us a fantastic take on one of the latest in Melville House’s series, The Last Interview, this one dedicated to the words and thoughts of performance artist and writer Kathy Acker.

Kathy Acker: The Last Interview And Other Conversations (Melville House)

We welcome back our correspondent Lisa Carver, who gives us a fantastic take on one of the latest in Melville House’s series, The Last Interview, this one dedicated to the words and thoughts of performance artist and writer Kathy Acker.

No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs (Post Hill Press)

The life of a touring musician has its ups and its downs. The highs are often forgettable, while the lows are the stuff of legend. Music journalist Drew Fortune’s new book compiles 61 fantastic, hilarious, and occasionally thought-provoking stories from a vast array of musicians from all musical genres.

No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs (Post Hill Press)

The life of a touring musician has its ups and its downs. The highs are often forgettable, while the lows are the stuff of legend. Music journalist Drew Fortune’s new book compiles 61 fantastic, hilarious, and occasionally thought-provoking stories from a vast array of musicians from all musical genres.

Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain (Ecco Press)

Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg had a ringside seat as one of rock and roll’s most tumultuous bands redefined rock music and underground culture. He has a unique insight into the machinations of one of the best bands of all time. Unfortunately, this book doesn’t offer any, and feels like a missed opportunity.