Book Review: A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons

In this memoir, singer-songwriter Ben Folds looks back at his life so far in a wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infusing it with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. In his own unique 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.

By Ben Folds

(hardcover) $15.55