...It's a chastening read that takes one from the exuberent euphoria of the late '60s, through the dark days of drug dependency and reclusion, to the brief resurgence of hope that presaged his eventual succumbing to leukaemia. At every turn, for all Lee's canny grasp of some music-industry matters - he was one of the first songwriters to insist on retention of his publishing rights - it reads like a "how not to succeed" guide to the music business.
--Word magazine, July 2010
About the Author
John Einarson is the author of 13 books, including the critically-acclaimed Hot Burritos: The True Story Of The Flying Burrito Brothers (Jawbone Books, 2008), named one of the 10 best music books of 2008 by Uncut magazine, and Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of The Byrds' Gene Clark (Backbeat Books, 2005), cited among the 10 best music books of 2005 by Uncut and Record Collector. His other books include Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock (Cooper Square Press, 2001), the first detailed chronicle of the southern California country rock scene, and For What It's Worth: The Story of Buffalo Springfield. He wrote the Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life and served as consultant for A and E/Biography Channel's Neil Young Biography episode and CBC TV's Life and Times of Randy Bachman based on his best-selling biography of the Canadian music icon, Takin' Care of Business (McArthur and Co., 2000). He has written for Mojo, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record Collector, and Rock Express