For reasons that still kind of elude me, I think Billy Joel is just about the best musician to ever come down the pike. First semester of freshman year of college, I clocked countless hours trying to relate my own homesickness and fish-out-of-water syndrome to “Pressure,” “Angry Young Man,” “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”—and, of course, “New York State of Mind.” My adoration hasn’t dipped since. So one can only imagine my delight upon learning that his memoir, The Book of Joel, will be published this June 14th. And I’m not kidding about the title.
- Updates to resume (semi) soon. Winter-break reads: Gone Girl; The Sense of an Ending; This is How You Lose Her; and a couple Alain de Botton 5 years ago
- Updates will recommence soon. Currently reading Hanna Rosin's forthcoming The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. goo.gl/mzjjM 5 years ago
- Reading a fascinating, terrifying memoir of a young woman's bout w autoimmune encephalitis, AKA the "Exorcist" disease: goo.gl/cuaGF 5 years ago
- Just bought "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss's new bio that got all that fanfare in "Vanity Fair": goo.gl/4nzQ3 #hyped 5 years ago
- "In the Shadow of the Banyan," Vaddey Ratner's first, forthcoming novel about surviving the Khmer Rouge: goo.gl/pte1n #fridayreads 5 years ago