Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life
Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte, with Tom Monte, read by Jim Frangione. . Recorded Books, $29.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4407-4554-6
Tiber, who helped organize the iconic music festival, recounts the events that led up to Woodstock in this entertaining true story. He recreates the events in dramatic detail, offering readers a new take on a legendary event as well as sharing his own coming-of-age story, his grapples with his homosexuality and run-ins with some of the most celebrated musicians and visual artists of the day. Jim Frangione is the perfect choice for the material: his dramatic flair brings a subtle theatricality to the story. He is able to transcend time and space and transport both himself and his audience back to the 1960s.
Reviewed on: 10/26/2009