Best Media 2015: Audiobooks

lj ljThis year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]

Musician Memoirs | LJ Reviews

A nonlinear exploration of Costello’s life and career; a candid, long-winded, and wickedly witty punk rock legend Lydon; an unexpected side of Smith

Two on Elvis Costello | LJ Reviews

Costello, Elvis. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. Blue Rider. Oct. 2015. 688p. photos. ISBN 9780399167256. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780698140653. MUSIC It’s no surprise that Costello, one of the most literate of rock songwriters, has written a fascinating, rich, and evocative memoir told with warmth, intelligence, and wit and filled with memorable descriptions and observations. Costello […]

Music and Lyric | Wyatt’s World

Autumn will see the publication of a horde of music books, from National Book Award winner Patti Smith’s next memoir to titles by or about Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Sam Phillips, and Carly Simon. Here are five to get the music playing, each accompanied by playlist suggestions.