Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blurbs about 'Guitar Zero' by Gary Marcus

Featuring a blurb(s) about a book I have either read or will read that has some real representation to the book, or has had some impact in my wanting reading the book.  After all, what are blurbs for, if not for influencing our decision to read the book? 


This week's blurb selections comes from a book I came across by way of a friend. The book is:





I have always wanted to begin learning to play piano.  When I saw this book it was almost a sign that I need to begin learning to play piano.  After all we can do it at any age.  So I'd like to read this book and see what it says about learning to be musical at any age.  Really, though, these are the blurbs that have sealed it for me with this book.

"Jimi Hendrix meets Oliver Sacks"  
 -VERY SHORT LIST


"An entertaining and enlightening memoir, filled with insight about music, learning, and the human mind, by Gary Marcus, one of the deepest thinkers in cognitive science."  
 -STEVEN PINKER, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Angels of Our Nature


Steven Pinker is one of my favorite nonfiction writers, so it means a lot for him to write this about 'Guitar Zero.'  I will definitely have to read this book.  Will you?



What's your blurb of 'Guitar Zero' by Gary Marcus?




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