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A dream about lightning bugs : a life of music and cheap lessons / Ben Folds.

Folds, Ben, 1966- (author.).
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  • 2 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 92 FOL (Text) 36803001097125 BIOGRAPHY Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library B FOLDS, BEN (Text) 37500004624454 New Items Checked out 09/09/2019
Lebanon PL - Lebanon B FOLDS (Text) 34330513371592 Adult - New Non-Fiction Checked out 09/11/2019
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9781984817273 On Order On order -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Folds (Text) 31208913130359 new non-fiction Checked out 09/01/2019
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 782.42166092 FOL (Text) 78731000511995 New NF Checked out 09/05/2019
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse BIO FOLDS BEN (Text) 50577011147028 Adult New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781984817273
  • ISBN: 1984817272
  • Physical Description: ix, 311 pages ; illustrations, black and white photographs : 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]

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Ben Folds is a celebrated American singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as "Brick," "You Don't Know Me," "Rockin' the Suburbs," and "The Luckiest," and is the former frontman of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. But Folds will be the first to tell you he's an unconventional icon, more normcore than hardcore. Now, in his first book, Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. In the title chapter, "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," Folds recalls his earliest childhood dream -- and realizes how much it influenced his understanding of what it means to be an artist. In "Measure Twice, Cut Once" he learns to resist the urge to skip steps during the creative process. In "Hall Pass" he recounts his 1970s North Carolina working-class childhood, and in "Cheap Lessons" he returns to the painful life lessons he learned the hard way -- but that luckily didn't kill him. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life. Collectively, these stories embody the message Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you've got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds.
Subject: Folds, Ben, 1966-
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.

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