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EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE
A Love Story, in Music Lessons
by Jeremy Denk
Random House. 366 pages, $28.99

 

EVERY GOOD BOY Does Fine is an engaging memoir by MacArthur “Genius Grant” pianist Jeremy Denk. With humor and intelligence, he recounts his life story through his music lessons and his love for music.

            Growing up in a difficult family situation, with an emotionally distant father and an alcoholic mother, Denk begins piano lessons after his school urges his parents to find him an outlet for his “emotional trouble.”

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Charles Green is a writer based in Annapolis, Maryland.

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