Jason Arthur Leopold is an American senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News. He was previously an investigative reporter for Al Jazeera America and Vice News.
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Explore the inner thoughts of a creative visionary in Faith, Hope and Carnage. This profound book shares Nick Cave's own words and candidly examines themes of faith, art, music, freedom, grief, and love. Through over forty hours of intimate conversations with Sean O'Hagan, Cave's life from childhood to present day is explored - including his loves, work ethic, and recent transformation. Gain inspiration and hope from a truly thoughtful and creative mind.
This book by Nick Cave and Sean O'Hagan, really a conversation between both of them, is so unbelievably good. Nick Cave is an absolute treasure. – source
"The Fighters" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author C.J. Chivers offers a striking account of modern combat, as told through the eyes of six American combatants who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chivers vividly conveys the emotional and physical experiences of war, exploring the courage, commitment, and moral confusion of soldiers on the front lines. A must-read for anyone interested in the realities of modern warfare, "The Fighters" is a tour de force portrait of the human costs of war, brought to life through the eyes of those who fought it.
@cjchivers Such an incredibly powerful book and beautifully written. – source
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A hilarious and nostalgic memoir about growing up as a metalhead in a small town, Fargo Rock City by Chuck Klosterman takes readers on a journey through hair-band history. Klosterman's witty writing style and love for all things rock will have you laughing out loud as he recounts his experiences slow-dancing to Poison, lusting after Lita Ford, and getting ridiculously intellectual about Guns N' Roses. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves rock music and wants to relive the glory days of the hair-band era.
@corinhoggard That was a great book – source
This biography delves into the dramatic and tumultuous life of a rock 'n' roll icon, Jerry Lee Lewis. Born into a family of wildness in Louisiana, Lewis struggled between his Pentecostal faith and his demons - including drugs, alcohol, and the boogie-woogie piano. Despite soaring success and fame, his life was plagued by scandal and addictions. Written with audacious artistry, Hellfire offers a riveting look into the soul of this remarkable musician.
#RIP to one of the BEST writers on music: Nick Tosches. His book on Jerry Lee Lewis, Hellfire, is one of the greatest biographies ever written. – source