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Can't Buy Me Love

Kenneth Wapner

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Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America

Jonathan Gould’s magisterial group biography and cultural history, which is also a masterful work

of music criticism (Harmony, 2007).

Wapner's role: Editor, Agent

• 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.”

--Rolling Stone

 

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