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World Within a Song

Jeff Tweedy

An exciting and heartening mix of memories, music, and inspiration from Wilco front man and New York Times bestselling author Jeff Tweedy, sharing fifty-plus songs that changed his life, the real-life experiences behind each one, as well as what he's learned about how music and life intertwine and enhance each other

What makes us fall in love with a song? What makes us want to write our own songs? Do songs help? Do songs help us live better lives? And do the lives we live help us write better songs? 

After two New York Times bestsellers that cemented and expanded his legacy as one of America’s best-loved performers and songwriters, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) and How To Write One Song, Jeff Tweedy is back with another disarming, beautiful, and inspirational book about why we listen to music, why we love songs, and how music can connect us to each other and to ourselves. Featuring fifty-plus songs that have both changed Jeff's life and influenced his music—including songs by The Replacements, Mavis Staples, The Velvet Underground, Joni Mitchell, Otis Redding, Dolly Parton, and Billie Eilish—as well as thoughts on Jeff's own songs and his “Rememories,” which have been such a hit on his popular Substack, Starship Casual, this book is a mix of the musical, the emotional, and the inspirational in the best possible way.

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Nov 5 2023 (Sun)
Chicago, IL
Athenaeum Center
Presented by WBEZ
7:00 PM CDT
Nov 6 2023 (Mon)
Brooklyn, NY
Congregation Beth Elohim
In conversation with Amanda Petrusich
8:00 PM EDT
Nov 7 2023 (Tue)
Jersey City, NJ
White Eagle Hall with Little City Books
Hosted by Seth Meyers
8:00 PM EDT
Nov 8 2023 (Wed)
Washington, DC
Sixth & I
7:00 PM EDT
Nov 9 2023 (Thu)
Cincinnati, OH
Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Walnut Hills High School
In conversation with Nathan Salsburg
7:00 PM CDT
Nov 10 2023 (Fri)
Ann Arbor, MI
Rackham Auditorium with Literati Bookstore
In conversation with April Baer
7:00 PM CDT
Nov 11 2023 (Sat)
Milwaukee, WI
Pabst Theatre with Boswell Book Company
In conversation with Josh Modell
8:00 PM CDT
Nov 13 2023 (Mon)
Los Angeles, CA
Live Talks (Virtual Event)
In conversation with Nick Offerman
9:00 PM PDT
Jeff Tweedy
Photo: © Whitten Sabbatini

Jeff Tweedy

As the founding member and leader of the Grammy Award–winning American rock band Wilco, and before that the cofounder of the alt‐country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers. Jeff has released two solo albums, written original songs for eleven Wilco albums, and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. and How to Write One Song. He lives in Chicago with his family.

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