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MARK OLIVER EVERETT

Things the Grandchildren Should Know (St. Martins Press)
As "A Man Called E", Mark Oliver Everett sprung onto the mid-'90s indie scene with upbeat, experimental rock. As frontman and creative force behind the EELS, he drew deep critical praise. (Rolling Stone dubbed him "the Kurt Vonnegut of rock" and the Sunday Times wrote, "You have to rank Everett alongside John Lennon and Kurt Cobain. That's how good he is.")
"How do you think it felt finding out that one of your favorite rock stars in history is also a better, funnier, and more touching writer than I am after 10 years at Time magazine? I'm going to record a catchy, complicated, uplifting song about heartbreak and see how he feels."
-Joel Stein, Time magazine

"E's story is a good example of the way an adverse life in childhood and adolescence shapes an artist, creates eccentricity and ultimately contributes to brilliance. This is one of the best books ever written by a contemporary artist. I learned more about my own business and my own methods by reading this book than I did by reading the life of Chuck Berry, Elvis or David Bowie."
-Pete Townshend

"Terribly sad and painfully funny-Mark Oliver Everett has written a memoir to remember."

-Sean Wilsey, author of the New York Times bestseller Oh the Glory of It All

Event date: 
Friday, October 17, 2008 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
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