He Is I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Music - 318 pages
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He Is...I Say examines Neil Diamond's singular place in the pantheon of popular music. David Wild - who has written about Diamond for Rolling Stone, penned the liner notes to a number of Diamond's anthologies, and produced Diamond's scandal-free episode of Behind the Music. Now he dares to turn on his ''Heart light,'' offering a moving and hilarious salute to his own Jewish Elvis based on his past interviews with the Solitary Man himself. An illuminating snapshot of a beloved American icon, He Is...I Say endearingly speaks to the condition of being a Diamondhead in a hipper-than-thou world, while fully illustrating exactly what it is that makes the man and the artist so special.
 

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User Review  - miriamparker - LibraryThing

It's not a secret that I adore Neil Diamond, so obviously when I saw this book staring out at me from the new releases table, I had to buy it. It's kind of a silly book, not unlike the man himself ... Read full review

I Am I Said A Neil Diamond Fan!

User Review  - angelsjewels - Overstock.com

It is very nice to see a CriticWriter of a very famous rock n roll magazine finally admit that you can be a Neil Diamond fan and IT IS REALLY OK!!!Neil is finally getting the accolades and credit he ... Read full review

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Contents

IM A BELIEVER
1
BROOKLYN ROADS AND A FEW OTHER SIDE
34
STREET LIFE
52
SOLITARY MAN SEEKS OFFICE WORK Song Sung 5 CHERRY CHERRY AND TWENTYFOUR OTHER
68
WAYS TO MOVE ME
84
A SONG SUNG BLUE ON GLORY ROAD Song Sung 7 LOST BETWEEN TWO SHORES AND FOUND
106
ON A HOT AUGUST NIGHT
123
HELLO AGAIN 141 Song Sung 8 OF BEING AND BIRD DROPPINGS
158
AMAZED AND CONFUSED
180
GOLD DONT RUST
202
HELL YEAH
222
Believe in Happy Endings
241
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As a graduate of Cornell University, David Wild first worked for "Esquire "before moving to "Rolling Stone. "In the mid 90s, Wild started working extensively in television as well as print. Among his numerous credits, he was Emmy-nominated as the head writer for "America: A Tribute to Heroes, "an all-network telethon held in the wake of 9/11. His TV credits include all the Grammy Awards since 1999, the Country Music Association Awards since 2002, the Emmy Awards since 2005, and much more. He has also written liner notes essays for dozens of artists, including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Frnak Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Eagles, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Randy Newman, Van Halen, and Van Morrison. David lives in Los Angeles with his wife, his two sons, and multiple iPods.

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