Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 29, 2008 - Music - 288 pages
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High notes, high drama, and high jinks collide as elite collegiate a cappella groups compete to be the best in the nation

Journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in collegiate a cappella, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, a cappella singers have groupies), the rock-star partying (and run-ins with the law), and all the bitter rivalries. Along the way are encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents.

Bringing a lively new twist to America's fascination with talent showdowns, Pitch Perfect is sure to strike a chord with readers.


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User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

I have loved a cappella music for a long time now and can remember when it started to get a lot of attention in the 90's. For me, it started with The Trenchcoats. And, of course, VoiceMale, Vocal ... Read full review

Review: Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

A Capella sucks me in every time. The writing isn't particularly engaging-- it's trying to write about the characters in a subculture Iike Stephan Fatsis does in Word Freak, but Rapkin doesn't have ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Mickey Rapkin is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Details, and Time Out New York. He is currently a senior editor at GQ.

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