"A supple, confident, dispassionately reported and deeply well-written biography... It’s a joy to read and feels built to last."

-- Dwight Garner, The New York Times

 

"An engrossing and exceptionally well-reported chronicle of a cultural empire and its emperor."

-- Jack Hamilton, Slate

 

"An exhaustive, wildly entertaining biography that pulls no punches.”

-- Thor Christensen, Dallas Morning News

 

"READS LIKE A PICARESQUE NOVEL OF THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION."

-- Esquire

 

"THE ESSENTIAL AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY FOR OUR TIMES."

-- The Daily Beast

 

"A sprawling, rollercoaster of a book—insightful, revelatory, sometimes lurid, and never less than utterly compelling."

-- The Telegraph

 

"A formidable tribute to an American original & a titan of his age, an age we’re arguably still living in."

-- Slate

 

"A terrific, sometimes comic portrait of a music biz mogul."

-- The Guardian UK