CATCH A WAVE: THE RISE, FALL & REDEMPTION OF THE BEACH BOYS’ BRIAN WILSON

(Rodale, 2006) Also written with its subject’s cooperation, a biography of the brilliant songwriter / producer / musician / performer. Along with Wilson’s music and gothic story, analyzes Wilson and the Beach Boys’ impact as modern arbiters of American archetypes, with particular focus on Wilson’s long-unfinished masterwork Smile, whose unexpected rebirth occurred in the midst of Carlin’s work on the book.

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