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The bestselling author of Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson now presents an in-depth biography of the legendary musician and icon Paul McCartney, exploring his impact on music and culture, his personal triumphs and defeats, and his post-Beatles relationships with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The book explores McCartney through the perspective of his lyrics, spanning his career from his years with the Beatles to his solo albums today. The composer of "Yesterday," "Hey Jude," "Eleanor Rigby," and "Let It Be," Paul McCartney is one of the most famous men in the world, yet one of the most elusive. An international superstar for more than forty years, he has not only sold hundreds of millions of records but has also altered the course of popular culture.

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Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin is a journalist, critic and author. Previously a senior writer at People magazine and a TV critic for The Oregonian newspaper, his work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Times (UK) , Men's Journal and the British music magazine, The Word. He is the author of SONIC BOOM: THE IMPOSSIBLE RISE OF WARNER BROS RECORDS (Henry Holt, 2021) HOMEWARD BOUND: THE LIFE OF PAUL SIMON (Henry Holt, 2016) BRUCE (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, November 2012) , PAUL McCARTNEY: A LIFE (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, November, 2009) and CATCH A WAVE: THE RISE, FALL AND REDEMPTION OF THE BEACH BOYS' BRIAN WILSON (Rodale, 2006) . Carlin lives in Portland, Ore.

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