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Born Bobby Zimmerman in the small town of Hibbing, Minnesota, Bob Dylan overcame many obstacles to become one of the most revered musicians of his time. Though he has written over 500 songs, he is best known for his folk-rock protest songs of the 1960s. He became known as the poet prophet and was a role model to many of that generation.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Lerner Publications
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There is good information on Dylan's life and career in this book, but I found the writing to be somewhat stale. I'm not sure that many teenagers today even want to know about Bob Dylan, but if they did, this biography would be a decent place to start. It paints a fair picture as Dylan as an extremely talented singer and songwriter who didn't always know how to handle the media when tired and overworked. It also provides a sense of the difficulty of maintaining healthy personal relationships for ...more
The book Bob Dylan by jeremy Roberts is a easy to read book with alot of good information, and since its about Bob Dylan it is very fun to read. I rated it 4 stars because it was great that kept me reading until the very end. The only reason i did not give it 5 stars is because it was a short book that could of been longer. Other than being a short book I have no complaints and i would definitely reccomend this book to anyone who likes to learn about music history or wants to learn about music ...more
As I was reading the book, I was also looking for the songs and playing them on different media. It was nice to have a guided introduction to the music of Bob Dylan, and I definitely enjoyed reading it with a background soundtrack. Being such a short book, there are many things and topics that are only narrowly touched upon, but overall, I would suggest this book as a great introduction to his life and work.