It Came from Memphis: Updated and Revised

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Third Man Books
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Gordon is a writer and a filmmaker, a Grammy winner and an Emmy winner. He's a native Memphian who has been exporting the city's authentic weirdness since long before his first book, It Came From Memphis (1995). He's been nominated for six Grammys; his win was for the liner notes to the Big Star box set Keep an Eye on the Sky. His Emmy was for Best of Enemies, the 2015 documentary about Gore Vidal, William Buckley, and the demise of civil discourse in America. He's not the rockabilly singer, he's not author of Deep Blues, and he's not the university in Scotland. He lives in Memphis.


Superb --The New York Times An affectionate rumination --The New Yorker If you haven't read this book, do it now. - Rolling Stone "This collection is a distinctly American story with social and cultural ramifications we can only begin to calibrate, so deeply ingrained as they are in the national character." --The Washington Post Book World "A remarkable literary feat." --Los Angeles Reader " Gordon creates a vivid portrait of the place and the music--what he calls its simplicity, its eccentricity, its soul--through a freewheeling, anecdotal narrative that mixes the fervor of a fan, the flair of a storyteller and the clear-eyed perspective of a critic." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "A collection of colorful stories about a number of artists and local crazies." --Billboard "A sterling job. . . . A worthwhile document." --The Irish Times