Book Review: Saved By A Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting

By Mary Gauthier

(hardcover) $27.99

In Saved By A Song, the award-winning folk singer and songwriter (“I Drink,” “Mercy Now”) pulls the curtain back on the artistry of songwriting. Part memoir, part philosophy of art, part nuts and bolts of songwriting, Gauthier’s book celebrates the redemptive power of song to inspire and bring seemingly different kinds of people together. “I write in the dark of unknowing,” she states in her book, “searching for the light of understanding.”