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In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, he attempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed and gives up the instrument, and his dream, entirely. But not forever: Returning to the guitar, Kurtz weaves into the narrative the rich experience of a single practice session. Practicing takes us on a revelatory, inspiring journey: a love affair with music.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307278753
ISBN-10: 0307278751
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Glenn Kurtz

Glenn Kurtzholds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University and was a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. He has taught at San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, and Stanford. He has written several critically-acclaimed books, includingPracticing: A Musician s Return to Music, and has been published inThe New York Times, Salon, Southwest Review, andZYZZYVA. He lives in New York City. www.glennkurtz.com "

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