Forget About Today
Bob Dylan's Genius for (Re)invention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Per sonal Revolution
By Jon Friedman
(Perigee Books, Paperback, 9780399537547, 240pp.)
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
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Forget About Today shows a side of Bob Dylan that most people - from fans to skeptics - have never seen. Rather than another gossipy account of his romances, finances, or family, journalist Jon Friedman offers a new perspective on Dylan's revolutionary and enduring legacy through an intimate look at the mystery behind Dylan's success. Bob Dylan has been a pop culture mainstay for more than 50 years as a poet, songwriter, and performer. Yet from his decision to go electric while everyone clung to his folk roots to his shocking appearance on a Victoria's Secret commercial, critics have predicted Dylan's demise every step of the way. Each time, he's proven legions of doubters wrong, never letting anyone keep him from accomplishing goals - on his terms. Featuring exclusive insights from Dylan's most trusted confidants, Forget About Today provides a unique look at Dylan's life and career while it distills valuable advice from one of the music world's most revolutionary artists and entrepreneurs.
Jon Friedman writes the Media Web column for MarketWatch.com of Dow Jones and contributes to The Wall Street Journal's entertainment/media/culture blog, Speakeasy, as well as the New York Times Sunday Business and Magazine sections. He has taught "Discussing Dylan" at the New School in New York City.