Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others

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Algonquin Books
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Stacy Horn is the author of five nonfiction books, including Imperfect Harmony. Mary Roach has hailed her for "combining awe-fueled curiosity with topflight reporting skills," while others have described her work as "immaculately researched" and "several notched above the typical reporter's insights." Horn's commentaries have been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, and she is the founder of the social network Echo. She lives in New York City, and when she's not researching and writing, she's singing soprano 2 (the best part) with the Choral Society of Grace Church or helping care for animals at the ASPCA Animal Hospital, where she is frequently forced to chant quietly to herself, "No, Stacy, you may not take that puppy (or kitten) home."


"In this one-of-a-kind celebration of singing with others, I'd call her pitch nearly perfect." --The Atlantic Monthly

"If ever a book could make you want to break out in song, this is it!" --American Profile

"[A] beautifully researched and eloquent book." --The Huffington Post

"In this joyful and contemplative memoir about the power of singing together, Horn celebrates the transcendent consolations to be found in the act of making song." --More

"Horn create[s] a paean to the joys of communal singing that's both familiar and thrillingly new, and worthy of a closing standing ovation." --Forward

"Horn eloquently traces the evolution of ensemble singing . . . She writes movingly about how singing about death and simply breathing together bring a transcendent feeling of harmonious belonging." --Publishers Weekly