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52 Books/52 Weeks: Chapter And Verse: New Order, Joy Division, And Me (Thomas Dunne Books)

Unlike former bandmate Peter Hook’s autobiographies, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner’s autobiography is terse, vague, and not particularly revelatory or insightful; it feels like a half-hearted retort to Hook’s book, a year before Substance appeared, creating for a dull read from someone capable of writing a much, much better book.

52 Books/52 Weeks: Nico: In The Shadow Of The Moon Goddess

  Nico: In The Shadow Of The Moon Goddess Lutz Graf-Ulbrich Self-Released German singer Nico’s life story is one peppered with addiction, tragedy, darkness, and intensity. Her music is dark and beautiful; it is austere and immensely joyless. Keyboard player James Young, who performed with her in the final phases of her life, wasn’t a… Read More ›

52 Books/52 Weeks: Carly J. Hallman, A Farewell To Walmart

Millennial author reflects upon her life in “small town” Texas. Yet her work reveals more about her own prejudices and offers little insight into the culture she lambasts.

52 Books/52 Weeks: Paul Stanley, Face The Music: A Life Exposed

This week’s reading assignment took us to an unexpected realm: the behind-the-scene life of the Starchild of KISS, Paul Stanley. Surprise: it’s an amazingly open, honest, and revelatory read.

52 Books/52 Weeks: William F. Buckley, A Torch Kept Lit

Conservative writer William F. Buckley, was a masterful writer, and this posthumous collection of obituaries and eulogies highlights the complex nature of saying farewell in public.