"Bob Dylan remains vital and essential. Jon Friedman knows that in his bones and brains, and makes a passionate case for the reasons why in this deeply felt new book."
Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor of Rolling Stone
"Bob Dylan is one of the defining artists of this and the past century, yet his life and oeuvre remain as enigmatic as when he first made his mark more than 50 years ago. It's a perfect time for a reevaluation, and insightful columnist and pop culture expert Jon Friedman is just the person to guide us."
Mark Dillon, author of Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys
"There is only one Bob Dylan, the classic American bard and music man for half a century. And there is only one Jon Friedman, a quick-witted business news columnist who gets to the bottom of things quickly to tell the true story. This is what Jon has done with Dylan, in long form with verve and finesse. He knows the music man's songs backwards and forwards. But it is the man himself, not the music, that is his true story. He reveals the man behind the mesmerizing songs and lyrics in a way we have not met him before."
Jamie Stiehm, columnist for Creators Syndicate
“This singular study of Bob Dylan’s life will leave you with a sense of how considered the journey has been—of how fully one person has made his own university of his ambition and his times.”
"Jon Friedman understands that the genius of Bob Dylan (resiliency and reinvention) is also the key to creating a life of innovation and joy. It is our rebel artists like Dylan who create the unique cultural stew that keeps us forever young.”
Jonathan Taplin, director of USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of Outlaw Blues: Adventures in the Counter-Culture Wars