Down the Highway by Howard Sounes
The Life of Bob Dylan

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The acclaimed biography substantially updated and revised, Howard Sounes’s Down the Highway broke news about Dylan’s fiercely guarded personal life and set the standard as the most comprehensive and riveting biography on Bob Dylan. Now, on the occasion of Dylan’s seventieth birthday, this edition continues to document the iconic songwriter’s life through new interviews and reporting, covering the release of Dylan’s first #1 album since the seventies, recognition from the Pulitzer Prize jury for his influence on popular culture, and the publication of his best-selling memoir, giving full appreciation to his artistic achievements and profound significance.

Candid and refreshing, Down the Highway is a sincere tribute to Dylan’s seminal place in postwar American cultural history, and remains an essential book for the millions of people who have enjoyed Dylan’s music over the years.
 

About Howard Sounes

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Howard Sounes is the bestselling author of meticulously researched and revelatory books including Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan and Charles Bukowski: Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life. He lives in London.
 
Published May 24, 2011 by Grove Press. 560 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The Guardian

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A Life of Bob Dylan Howard Sounes Doubleday £17.99, pp527 Buy it at a discount at BOL Bob Dylan, Behind the Shades: Take Two Clinton Heylin Penguin £9.99, pp780 Buy it at a discount at BOL With the imminent sixtieth birthday of rock's poet laureate about to unloose a train of tributes and retro...

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Publishers Weekly

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(Apr.)Forecast:The 125,000-copy printing, bolstered by a $150,000 promotional budget, will sell well among Dylan's myriad fans, who will be celebrating his 60th birthday this year.

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BC Books

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Of all the Sixties artists who remain active in the 21st century — McCartney, the Stones, Brian Wilson — none can hold a candle to Bob Dylan for productivity.

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Book Reporter

Howard Sounes is not someone that any of the Dylan website folks know anything about, and his book doesn't give them any information they haven't gotten from any of the other 90 books most fans have read about Dylan.

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Bone Burnett may have said it best when, after one memorable late-night session, he called Dylan a shapeshifter: “One moment he looked like a 15-year-old kid, the next like an 80-year-old man.” Great reading for Dylan fans or anyone interested in the elusive nature of songwriting genius.

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Variety

(By the time he was 30, Dylan had fathered four children with Sara and adopted her daughter Maria.) Sara Dylan is one of the few people from Dylan's life, besides Bob himself, not represented in the more than 250 interviews Sounes conducted, with everyone from musicians to former girlfriends to ...

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