Year 10, Book 93

93. Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes

Even though I am an unabashed music lover I rarely read music biographies. I find I care more about the music itself than learning all the details about the lives of the people who create it. I have been a longtime fan of Tom Petty. I heard an interview with Warren Zanes about his biography of Tom Petty. It interested me enough that I decided to read it even though I don’t normally read these kinds of books.

I obviously learned a lot about Tom Petty reading this book, but it sort of reinforced my thoughts about musician biographies. I ultimately just didn’t care that much I guess. It wasn’t that it’s a bad book because it’s not, but I just don’t think I need to know all the details of musicians lives. I doesn’t add much to the music for me. People who are actually into music biographies will probably enjoy this one though. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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