Musical literary stocking stuffers

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 5, 2012

The choices for books by and about rock stars are almost endless this season. Here are a few.


How Music Works :: By David Byrne :: McSweeney's :: 352 pages :: $32 :: Less a tell-all autobio than a textbook, this is Talking Head Byrne's treatise on what he has gleaned from four decades in the music business. It's divided into four sections that journey from the existential questions at the center of music to the heart of darkness that is the business, with a few autobiographical passages amid the much lengthier ruminations on the nature of sound and the culture of performance.

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