Brant Rumble, Senior Editor, Blue Rider Press
, opens a fascinating window into this week’s Igloo Book Buzz title, Mike Love’s GOOD VIBRATIONS
, published by Blue Rider Press today: “The story of the Beach Boys is as rich as that of any band in music history, and Mike Love has lived every moment of it. To sit with him and his collaborator Jim Hirsch and hear the stories firsthand was awe-inspiring—from the early breakthrough success to the artistic achievements of Pet Sounds
and ‘Good Vibrations’ to the darker and more challenging times.
“Mike is an optimist and a workhorse, two qualities that have carried him through more than five decades of writing, recording, and performing; and also two qualities that are essential when it comes to working on a book. The result is a memoir that is quite revealing and an important document that I believe readers and fans will devour.”
has this to say about his book: “I’ve had an incredible life with a lot of triumphs, my share of heartbreak and some pretty amazing experiences. There are a lot of things I haven’t shared before, and I’m looking forward to opening up about my life and my work in this book. It’s a story about family, music, a country in transition, and audiences all over the world coming together in harmony.”
Love kicks off the GOOD VIBRATIONS publicity tour in NYC at Barnes & Noble Union Square tonight, featuring a Q&A and signing, as well as a performance by the Beach Boys
. Media highlights include The O’Reilly Factor, CBS This Morning, The View, USA Today
, Rolling Stone
, Wall Street Journal’s
“Anatomy of a Song,” Vanity Fair
, The New York Times
, and much more to come.