Autumn Rhythm by Richard Meltzer
Musings On Time, Tide, Aging, Dying, And Such Biz

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As witness to and participant in the graying of the first generation of rock 'n' roll fans, Richard Meltzer is well equipped to confront the reality of our shared mortality. A sublime and moving collection of essays by a master of style, Autumn Rhythm is a clear-eyed gape into the Abyss that is equal parts candor, courage, humor, and desperation.From deconstructing the "geezer wardrobe" to the wacked-out notion of one's legacy to the inevitable loss of pets, parents, and lovers, Autumn Rhythm is an unflinching staring contest with the One Thing We All Have In Common from a writer whose work has always been grounded in the syncopation of sound and sense.
 

About Richard Meltzer

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Richard Meltzer is the author of over a dozen books, including A Whore Just Like the Rest-winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-and innumerable articles. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
 
Published October 8, 2003 by Da Capo Press. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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But just when you think the author has found his rhythm, just when you begin to consider taking him seriously, he offers up some half-baked, repellent, reeking concoction and invites you to eat it blindfolded.

Nov 01 2003 | Read Full Review of Autumn Rhythm: Musings On Tim...

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Among these ruminations are some nuggets of truth about aging, like his football analogy that once a person hits a certain age, life's playing field gets shorter and you have to settle for "three yards and a cloud of dust" instead of "80-yard passes."

Oct 20 2003 | Read Full Review of Autumn Rhythm: Musings On Tim...

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