Beloved dad-rocker Jeff Tweedy is no stranger to publishing: he has two previous titles under his belt about his life in music, one a memoir of his time with Wilco, the other about the art of songwriting. (Perhaps my favorite bit of Tweedy literalia, though, is his appearance as a character in Nick Offerman’s excellent memoir-cum-manifesto, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play).
Well, Tweedy has a third book on the way this fall, devoted to 50-plus songs that have changed his life, and proven influential to the lives of many. According to the press release, World Within a Song will feature
songs that have both changed Jeff’s life and influenced his music—including songs by The Replacements, Mavis Staples, The Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Dolly Parton, and Billie Eilish—as well as thoughts on Jeff’s own songs and his “Rememories,” which have been such a hit on his popular Substack, Starship Casual […] this book is a mix of the musical, the emotional, and the inspirational in the best possible way.
I, a dad who owns more than one guitar, will likely be reading this when it hits shelves in November.