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Jagger by Marc Spitz
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Sep 04, 2012 | ISBN 9781592407347

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"Talk about sympathy for the devil: Marc Spitz turns Mick Jagger’s life into a savagely funny, monstrously hypnotic narrative. It’s a brilliant tale of sex, music, decadence, and celebrity, one that seems to suck in most of the past century, from Route 66 to Studio 54. Nobody’s ever told the story betterJagger might be rock & roll’s most unknowable soul, but Spitz gives him back every bit of his Satanic majesty." — Rob Sheffield

"Mick Jagger is our age’s Byronic exemplar of action and experience. Mick and the Rolling Stones opened new worlds for us, and worlds beyond. Marc Spitz, Jagger’s latest biographer, has done him justice and more, with new info, trenchant insights, and best of all- a sense of humor." — Stephen Davis

"The first sentence of the 5th paragraph of this book is ‘Here we go’, and Spitz means it.   This is a sustained, headlong, late-night crystalline rant/sermon/declaration that never lets up, never plays safe, and, when you’re finished, finally lets you breathe. Goddamit. Now I have to go buy this dude’s Bowie book." — Patton Oswalt

"If Chuck Berry invented ‘rock and roll’ Mick Jagger invented ‘rock star.’ With the swagger and the soul, the brains and the balls, Spitz proves that Jagger is truly the man. An insightful and inspiring page burner, Jagger is a pleasure for even the most jaded jukebox junkie."  — Jesse Malin

"With a reporter’s doggedness, a fan’s zeal, and a stand-up’s eye for absurd detail, Marc Spitz makes the awfully compelling case that Mick Jagger’s true talents have long gone underappreciated. Jagger provides ample proof of why Spitz is one of rock lit’s funniest, funkiest, and finest voices." — Doug Brod, Editor in Chief, SPIN

“[A] picaresque biography.” — Vogue

“An eager hagiography that takes aim at Mr. Richards while trumpeting Mr. Jagger’s overlooked fine qualities. Spitz knows enough about the Stones’ history to pick good shots and leave out the dull stuff.” — New York Times

“His history is every bit as compelling as the one portrayed by Richards in his recent autobiography” — The Boston Globe

“Stones fans and popular music readers can rest comfortably knowing that Jagger is not only an engaging biography, but also a compelling work of cultural criticism.” — Popmatters.com

“Competently enough written, this is a pleasant read that nicely puts all the old stories in some order, referencing discarded lovers, dalliances, and other time-honored themes.” — Booklist

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