Books by Michael Lydon

RAY CHARLES by Michael Lydon
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Ironically, Lydon notes that the autobiography has 'only one fully fleshed-out character: Brother Ray'; the same could be said for his own work. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A disappointingly superficial account of the life of one of popular music's elder statesmen. Read full book review >
WRITING AND LIFE by Michael Lydon
Released: Sept. 8, 1995

"Writing and Life conveys some of Lydon's enthusiasm for the written word, but too much of his analysis and reading list is leftover from freshman composition courses."
Half guidebook and half chapbook, Lydon's (Boogie Lighting, 1973) middling, middlebrow sequence of essays explores his lifelong love of ``real'' writing. Read full book review >