Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Paul Simon: The Definitive Biography, by Laura Jackson
Read and reviewed in October, 2013, released later
I have learned things I didn't know about Mr. Simon and his former partner, Art Garfunkel, their growing up years, the years before widespread fame, and the factors leading to their eventual parting, as well as Mr. Simon's career as a solo artist and his exploration of world music.
This book has sent me to YouTube to listen to old favorites; Simon and Garfunkel were part of the soundtrack of my youth.
(I do think that the term "definitive" should be reserved for critics and not for the author or publisher to decide.)