Casey (lastbestchance) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

227. Positively 4th Street

Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
by David Hajdu

Started: October 29, 2010
Finished: November 4, 2010

A well-written and -researched look at a little snippet of rock history that I didn't know much about. I had never even heard of Richard Farina before and only knew Baez from falling in love with her in her short scenes in Don't Look Back because she reminded me of an old girlfriend from Louisiana. I'm glad that Hajdu focused more on the Baez sisters and Farina than on Dylan since I've read his story a million times before, though I do think this book probably did a better job of really portraying the very young Dylan than any other that I've read. 298 pages. Grade: A-
Total # of Books Read in 2010: 227
Total # of Pages Read in 2010: 56,867

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