10 Best Music Books of 2017

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Lou Reed: A Life
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Lou Reed: A Life

Rolling Stone contributing editor DeCurtis got closer to Reed than any other journalist, developing a friendship he mines for this gripping bio, which tells the story behind every one of Reed's albums and doesn't skimp on the details of his titanic temper and bouts of unforgivable cruelty to those closest to him.

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