NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the style-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that may be as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-vintage songs.
“A Dream Approximately Lightning Bugs reads like its creator: clever, curious, unapologetically punk, and humorous as hell.”—Sara Bareilles
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Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, liked for songs similar to “Brick,” “You Don’t Understand Me,” “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” and “The Luckiest,” and is the previous frontman of the opposite rock band Ben Folds 5. However Folds would be the first to let you know he’s an unconventional icon, extra normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first e-book, Folds appears to be like again at his lifestyles up to now in a captivating and smart chronicle of his inventive coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a herbal storyteller.
Within the name bankruptcy, “A Dream Approximately Lightning Insects,” Folds remembers his earliest youth dream—and realizes how a lot it stimulated his figuring out of what it manner to be an artist. In “Degree Two times, Minimize As soon as” he learns to withstand the urge to skip steps throughout the ingenious procedure. In “Corridor Go” he recounts his Seventies North Carolina running-magnificence youth, and in “Affordable Classes” he returns to the painful lifestyles Classes he discovered the arduous manner—However that fortunately didn’t kill him.
In his inimitable voice, each relatable and idea-scary, Folds digs deep into the lifestyles studies that formed him, presenting hard earned knowledge Approximately each artwork and lifestyles. Jointly, those tales include the message Folds has been making a song Approximately for years: Smile such as you’ve were given not anything to end up, as it hurts to develop up, and lifestyles flies by means of in seconds.
Praise for A Dream Approximately Lightning Bugs
“But even so being tremendous gifted, and a shockingly poignant and multifaceted musician, Ben Folds is an improbable creator. I couldn’t positioned this e-book down—and no longer simply because I taped it to my hand. Ben takes us into his thoughts and into his procedure from the very beginnings of his youth to the place he’s nowadays—some of the largest musicians and writers that has ever graced the artwork.”—Bob Saget