Eminent Hipsters

    • 3.7 • 109 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

A witty, candid, sharply written memoir by the cofounder of Steely Dan

In his entertaining debut as an author, Donald Fagen—musician, songwriter, and cofounder of Steely Dan—reveals the cultural figures and currents that shaped his artistic sensibility, as well as offering a look at his college days and a hilarious account of life on the road. Fagen presents the “eminent hipsters” who spoke to him as he was growing up in a bland New Jersey suburb in the early 1960s; his colorful, mind-expanding years at Bard College, where he first met his musical partner Walter Becker; and the agonies and ecstasies of a recent cross-country tour with Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. Acclaimed for his literate lyrics and complex arrangements as a musician, Fagen here proves himself a sophisticated writer with his own distinctive voice.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2013
October 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
786.6
KB

Customer Reviews

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Niteflies ,

Eminent hipsters

Was wanting to read a book about the Steely Dan years, but was highly disappointed. There is almost nothing here about SD.

kzd22 ,

Megalomaniacal dick, indeed.

For those hoping for the brilliance of SD lyrics extended in book form, save your dough. If, alternatively, you're interested in a slim volume with nonstop whining about staying at the Four Seasons, not having a private jet, and having to perform for ugly old fans- this is the book for you!

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