9780312429171

Things the Grandchildren Should Know

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312429171

  • ISBN10:

    0312429177

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-29
  • Publisher: Picador
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Summary

Drawing upon the relentless tragedies in his life for inspiration in writing highly acclaimed music with his indie rock group, the Eels, Everett pens a memoir that is a rich and poignant narrative on coming of age, love, death, and the creative vision.

Author Biography

MARK OLIVER EVERETT is the lead singer, guitarist, and keyboardist of Eels. Rolling Stone magazine called him "the Kurt Vonnegut of rock."

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"Everett is the Kurt Vonnegut of the rock world."--Rolling Stone

"One of the best books ever written by a contemporary artist."--Pete Townshend

"It is, like the music of Eels, intellectual, wry and unflinching as it conveys complex emotions with simple, graceful language."--Los Angeles Times

"Everett captures the drama of a suburban Virginia family bedeviled by illness, early death, and madness, and illustrates how such adversities shaped his striking music gifts--and now this pitch-perfect memoir."--Elle

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