Yes Is The Answer by Marc Weingarten
(And Other Prog-Rock Tales)

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The anthology “Yes Is the Answer,” edited by Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell, celebrates prog in all its tomfoolery and excess.
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Progressive rock is maligned and misunderstood. Critics hate it, hipsters scoff at it. Yes Is The Answer is a pointed rebuke to the prog-haters, the first literary anthology devoted to the sub genre. Featuring acclaimed novelists, Rick Moody, Wesley Stace, Seth Greenland, Charles Bock, and Joe Meno, as well as musicians Matthew Sweet, Nathan Larson, and Peter Case, Yes Is The Answer is the first book that dares to thoughtfully reclaim prog-rock as a subject worthy of serious consideration. So take a Topographic Journey into a 21st Century Schizoid land of Prog-Lit!
 

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Marc Weingarten is the author of The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight and Station to Station. He is producer of the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, as well as television's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He lives in Malibu, CA.Tyson Cornell is the founder of Rare Bird Lit, a Los Angeles and New York-based literary PR and marketing company specializing in book promotion for authors, publishers, and organizations in North America and Europe. He lives with his wife and two children in downtown Los Angeles.Rick Moody is the best-selling author of Garden State, The Ice Storm, The Diviners, On Celestial Music, The Black Veil, Demonology, and others. He lives in New York.Charles Bock is author of the debut novel Beautiful Children was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year for 2008, and won the 2009 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives New York with his daughter.Seth Greenland is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of The Bones, Shining City, and The Angry Buddhist. He is also a writer/producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Love. He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.
 
Published April 22, 2013 by Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book. 281 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Rob Sheffield on May 31 2013

The anthology “Yes Is the Answer,” edited by Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell, celebrates prog in all its tomfoolery and excess.

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Reviewed by Mike Boehm on Jun 16 2013

John Albert's account of a heartbreaking patch of the Southern California teenage wasteland left me saddened but grateful to have read it.

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