Jonathan Gould’s magisterial group biography and cultural history, which is also a masterful work
of music criticism (Harmony, 2007).
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• A New York Times notable book.
• Sold in foreign territories.
“The best book ever written about the Beatles. An elegant and economical stylist, Gould is a brilliant
narrative historian, with an archaeologist’s ability to recreate the world inhabited by his
subjects….Can’t Buy Me Love is a magical mystery tour that must not be missed.”
-Glenn C. Altschuler, The Baltimore Sun
“Scrupulous, witty, and at times, appropriately skeptical….[Gould] lets you hear with keener ears the
way a great novelist lets you feel with keener emotions.”
--Bruce Handy, The New York Times Book Revew
“Excellent and engrossing….Gould has the two gifts essential to a critic—passionate expertise plus
a bulletproof sense of humor—and his descriptions of the music are hilariously on target….Yet
Gould also possesses that third essential gift: the capacity for awe.”
--James Marcus, The Los Angeles Times
“Not just another biography of the Fab Four, Gould’s ambitious, decades-in-the-making volume tells
their larger-than-life story and uses it as a lens through which to look at the cultural and historical
forces that shaped the band—and its ongoing significance.”