Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

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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  - alanna1122 - LibraryThing

I picked this book up randomly because of my fond memories of my colleges a cappella groups (which got a mention in the book about 3/4s of the way through:) I liked the idea of following three groups ... Read full review

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User Review  - kqueue - LibraryThing

An well researched and intriguing look at the fiercely competitive world of collegiate a cappella competitions. Sometimes laugh out loud funny, sometimes poignant and sometimes jaw-droppingly ... Read full review


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II Don Gooding versus Mike Mendyke
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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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