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February 24, 2003

Not Your Mom's Book Club.

Daniel Radosh

Not Your Mom's Book Club. The new issue of Newsweek gives Music Club its first national press. Or any press. And the buzz begins for the Music Club how-to book -- coming soon to a bookstore near you! And by soon, I mean, three years or so, seeing as how we haven't even quite gotten the proposal to our agent yet.

Here's the last graf of Seth Mnookin's article about a little-known trend of people getting together to read and discuss books:

"Of course, this isn't a generation known for its long attention spans. Fittingly, some clubs aren't about books at all. Daniel Radosh decided the whole reading thing wasn't going to work for him, so he started a music club instead. "I wanted a shared experience where I could get together and talk about something cultural," he says. His club has held meetings on whether [sic] cover songs are better than the originals, and, of course, songs where the artist shares a first or last name with the last name of an American president. (Think June Carter or McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters.) The club's been such a success, Radosh wants to tell other people how to start their own. So what's he going to do? Write a book, of course."

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