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Rock 'n' Roll Wisdom: What Psychologically Astute Lyrics Teach about Life and Love

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The Beatles meet Sigmun Freud. Bob Marley trades ideas with Carl Rogers, and Joni Mitchell shares thoughts with psychological great Erik Erikson. Those aren't actual face-to-face meetings, but a reflection of the fascinating interplay developed for this book by psychologist Barry Farber. In a novel look at rock 'n' roll lyrics, Farber shows us those lyrics that rise above...more
ebook, 233 pages
Published June 30th 2007 by Praeger
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Mickey
I thought the concept was intriguing: a in-depth look at rock music lyrics seen through the prism of modern day psychology. I don't think it was fully realized, because the constraints of copyright law do not allow enough of the lyrics to be used. What follows is not a look at lyrics as much as a small glimpse of them here and there. That's unfortunate and totally not Farber's fault.

Personally, I was a little put off by the 1960's nostalgia. I'm a Gen Xer that has a chip on her shoulder about ho...more
Crystal
This book reads like a text book, and I'm sure the class is very engaging. I just can't discipline myself to read this one very quickly. So I'm taking the pressure off myself and removing it from my shelf...
Vonnie
Couldn't quite meet its promise but it was fun.
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