Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Nov 23, 2007 - Music - 176 pages
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Non-fans regard Céline Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband's struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There's nothing cool about Céline Dion, and nothing clever. That's part of her appeal as an object of love or hatred - with most critics and committed music fans taking pleasure (or at least geeky solace) in their lofty contempt. This book documents Carl Wilson's brave and unprecedented year-long quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan, and explores how we define ourselves in the light of what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate.
 

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Contents

Lets Talk About Pop and Its Critics
Lets Talk in French
Lets Talk About World Conquest
Lets Talk About Schmaltz 6 Lets Sing Really Loud 7 Lets Talk About Taste 8 Lets Talk About Whos Got Bad Taste
Lets Talk with Some Fans
Lets Doa Punk Versionof My Heart Will Go On or Lets Talk About Our Feelings
Lets Talk About Lets Talk About Love 12 Lets Talk About Love
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About the author (2007)

Carl Wilson is the music critic at Slate and also writes for The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, The New York Times Magazine and many other online and print publications. He lives in Toronto, where he is the doorman at the Trampoline Hall Lecture Series.

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