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  - Philip Cosand - Goodreads

The author of this book is a magazine writer, and that is how it reads. You get one long article, bouncing around following three different groups and getting inside views on their wacky lifestyles ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meaghan - Goodreads

As a big fan of the movies, it was a true pleasure seeing the origin of many characters and events portrayed in both. I am, if nothing else, floored at how fantastically the adaptation incorporated so ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Mickey Rapkin is a senior editor at "GQ" magazine. His work has also appeared in "The New York Times, TimeOut New York, The New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, " and other publications. His first book, "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory, " was published in 2008 by Gotham Books. He graduated cum laude from Cornell University in 2000. He lives in Manhattan.

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