THE BOOK REPORT: Since Then by David Crosby

Since Then
David Crosby & Carl Gottlieb
G.P. Putnam’s Sons

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In his autobiography, Since Then, a follow-up to his 1988 tome Long Time Gone, rock ‘n’ roller David Crosby is more focused on his own survival then recalling past tales of drugs and debauchery. Told from the point of view of those close to Crosby (his wife Jan) and those who survived the 60s and lived to tell about it (Grace Slick), the book is a kaleidoscope of memories laid out side by side to form a collective picture of how one man battled his demons and came out on top. There are happy memories here including the story of reconnecting and making music with a lost son and finding new joy in performing with former bandmates Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. The style of the book is a little disjointed at times but it grows on you.

Amy Wagner

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