Nashville, TN, July 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- While there are literally dozens of Bob Dylan biographies on the shelves, none compare in comprehensive sweep or sheer entertainment value with Dylan: The Biography.
Veteran biographer Dennis McDougal refused to join the herd of fawning critics and humorless academics who have given the ‘60s pop icon a free pass on decades of spoiled, petty behavior. Unloading on Dylan’s churlish side with merciless wit and stiletto accuracy, McDougal traces his path from young idealist to narcissistic celebrity to aging, drug-addled cynic. Without slighting the singer/songwriter’s substantial and often astonishing insight into the human psyche, Dylan: The Biography examines his life and times in unprecedented detail and with both unsentimental sobriety and a wicked sense of humor.
Dylan: The Biography isn't just the definitive examination of the life of a so-called "Voice of a Generation"; it's also a rollicking good read.
Praise for Dylan: The Biography.
“What McDougal wants to know is how Dylan pulled off one the great frauds in the history of American popular culture… In prose that is both irreverent and smart-alecky, the book revels in tearing down a ‘60s icon and his adoring fans. For that reason alone, it stands out in an extremely crowded field. Whether you agree or disagree with the author, you will likely never read a book as purely entertaining about Dylan.”
-- Tom Waldman, KLCS-TV
“A gleefully acid-etched biography…McDougal presents his caustic indictment with energy and panache.”
-- Publisher’s Weekly
“A sometimes-scholarly, sometimes-snarky life of the songwriting and singing legend…Richly detailed.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
“For anyone who might be thinking that you need to be a Dylan fan to enjoy this book, let me tell you, you don’t. And if, like I, you’ve always enjoyed the man’s music but couldn’t have cared less about his life, this book will change your mind. I can’t remember ever using ‘biography’ and ‘page-turner’ in the same sentence but DYLAN had me riveted from the first chapter.”
-- Lee Gruenfeld, author of Becoming Holyfield: A Fighter’s Journey and Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief