July 20, 2012

New Book on Bob Dylan Examines 50 Years of Relevance and Resilience

“There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music,” President Barack Obama said of Bob Dylan earlier this year at a White House ceremony in which the music legend received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.

With a new album in the offing—Tempest, his 35th studio effort, is slated for a September 11th release—and a new round of North American concert dates lined up with Mark Knopfler, it’s fair to say there is arguably no other living artist as relentless in his musical pursuits as Dylan either.

Dylan’s seemingly unwavering resolve and resilience underscore journalist Jon Friedman’s forthcoming book, Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (Re)Invention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution.

Having steered clear of writing a conventional biography, Friedman instead examines his subject, according to the author’s website, with an emphasis on “understanding the factors that have made Bob Dylan so successful throughout his astounding five-decade-long career.”

Forget About Today will be published by Perigree Trade on August 7.