ART GARFUNKEL at Holicong Middle School

The Doylestown Bookshop in coordination with CB Cares Educational Foundation is thrilled to be hosting Art Garfunkel at Holicong Middle School on Monday, September 25! Mr. Garfunkel is the author of his own memoir, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man. Doors open at 5:00pm, and the event will run from 6:00pm to TBD.
This event is ticketed! Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets cost $35 each and include one copy of Mr. Garfunkel's newest book in hardcover, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man.  Mr. Garfunkel will be pre-signing books which will be given to you upon check-in, followed by a discussion.
Due to a limited number of signed books, tickets are no longer available. 
Book cover of What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel
From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts): artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time.

Art Garfunkel writes about his life before, during, and after Simon & Garfunkel . . . about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their pathbreaking sound. He writes about growing up in the 1940s and '50s (son of a traveling salesman), a middle class Jewish boy, living in a red brick semi-attached house in Kew Gardens, Queens, a kid who was different--from the age of five feeling his vocal cords "vibrating with the love of sound" . . . meeting Paul Simon in school, the funny guy who made Art laugh; their going on to junior high school together, of being twelve at the birth of rock'n'roll, both of them "captured" by it; going to a recording studio in Manhattan to make a demo of their song, "Hey Schoolgirl" (for $7 ) and the actual record (with Paul's father on bass) going to #40 on the national charts, selling 150,000 copies . . .
He writes about their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, taking the world by storm, ruling the pop charts from the time he was sixteen, about not being a natural performer, but more a thinker . . . touring; sex-for-thrills on the road, reading or walking to calm down (walking across two continents--the USA and Europe). He writes of being an actor working with directors Nicolas Roeg (Bad Timing) and Mike Nichols ("the greatest of them all") . . . getting his masters in mathematics at Columbia; choosing music over a PhD; his slow unfolding split with Paul and its aftermath; learning to perform on his own, giving a thousand concerts worldwide, his voice going south (a stiffening of one vocal cord) and working to get it back . . . about being a husband, a father and much more.
About Art Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel attended Columbia University, where he earned a master's degree in mathematics. He performed with Paul Simon as Simon & Garfunkel from 1963 to 1970. Garfunkel, with Paul Simon, has been the recipient of six Grammys, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1990 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Garfunkel lives in New York with his wife and two children. He continues to travel around the world giving concert performances, and since 1973 has produced twelve solo albums.
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Event date: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Holicong Middle School
2900 Holicong Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
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What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385352475
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - September 26th, 2017

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