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Songs Without Rhyme: Prose by Celebrated Songwriters

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What happens when you ask today's top songwriters to apply their talents to prose You get a surprising and diverse collection of writing as penetrating and unforgettable as your most beloved album.Like writers and poets, the best songwriters are storytellers; their words and music inspire, move, and comfort us. This wholly original collection brings together the talents of ...more
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Published March 21st 2001 by Hyperion Books (first published March 4th 2001)
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Melki
Aug 01, 2014 Melki rated it liked it
"What a relief to write something and not have to rhyme it!"
Shawn Colvin


When she published her book of short stories, Bodies of Water in 1995, Rosanne Cash was surprised to learn that only then did some consider her to be a real writer when she'd been a professional songwriter for decades.

...songwriting was still perceived as not-quite-legitimate writing, a poor cousin of poetry, without the reverence. In truth, the demands of serious songwriting are rigorous, solitary and require the same commi
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Fritters
Jun 12, 2009 Fritters rated it it was ok
Much like the authors, the quality is a grab bag, with some stories well worth reading and others hardly worth a glance. I wouldn't buy it, but it's definitely worth a library checkout. Most of the good stories are near the beginning...
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Mar 05, 2016 Dan Foster rated it liked it
A varied and pleasant collection. Like styles of music different stories may appeal more to different people, but it is a quick read and worth a look for some surprises from some artists.
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Roseanne Cash is a four time Grammy award winning American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto.

Cash married country music singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell in 1979. They have three daughters: Caitlin, Chelsea and Carrie. They divorced in 1992. She married her second husband, John Leventhal, in 1995, and they h
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