Eminent Hipsters Hardcover – Oct 22 2013
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Praise for Eminent Hipsters
“[An] excellent. . . and satisfying memoir. This is less about Fagen’s career than about his tastes. . .He writes insightfully about music, films, and books. . .with this remorseless, hilarious book, Fagen reveals himself as a first-class grump. . . Eminent Hipsters is also a convincing testimonial to the honing effect of a lifelong devotion to the culture of misfits, weirdos and cranks.”—Rolling Stone
“Fagen is utterly charming when he describes other performers. . .he defends TV and film composer Henry Mancini from charges of fuddy-duddyness. . . his essay on Connie Boswell is the kind of top-notch, incisive cultural critique you ain’t gonna get from the likes of Keith Richards. Just like the lyrics he penned for the Dan, Fagen’s writing here is charged with a zingy, acerbic intelligence.”—Slate.com
“As you would expect from someone who has been one of the most consistently sardonic voices of rock, Fagen can write.”—GQ.com
About the Author
Donald Fagen was born in 1948 and grew up in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Bard College, where he met musician Walter Becker, with whom he formed Steely Dan. His writing has appeared in Premiere, Slate, Harper’s Bazaar, and Jazz Times. He lives in New York City. Visit donaldfagen.com.See all Product Description
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I kinda wish there was less of the inserted articles and more of the autobiographical. And I very much wish it was longer since I got through it all to quickly. Extremely rare for me to read a book through cover to cover, but I couldn't put it down except for the occasional stretch break.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Donald!
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Should be titled; "Royal Scam 2"!. Donnie must be laughing himself silly that fans bought this book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steve
TV Babies just wouldn't get him. When he describes his childhood experiences in the late 50s and early 60s, it feels so familiar. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2014 by C. Allingham