Honest, unbiased look at the troubled career and existence of one of America's greatest songwriters.... A poignant, clear and vivid portrait. --Kirkus Reviews
Hardy delineates the musician's chaotic life in honest, often dramatic detail, but always brings the attention and focus back to Van Zandt's music and the classic songs he penned.... Steering through the myths and legends, the author depicts a troubled individual and gifted artist who inspired many singers and songwriters in the alternative country scene. --Billboard
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About the Author
ROBERT EARL HARDY has been a professional writer for twenty-five years, with articles on twentieth century American music and the arts published in newspapers, journals and magazines, most recently in The Oxford American. Also a musician, since the 1970s. Mr. Hardy has played guitar in bands in the Washington, D.C. area. He lives in Maryland.