Today Penguin Random House announces the paperback release of Every Good Boy Does Fine, Jeremy Denk's New York Times-bestselling 2022 memoir.
Described as a "Lucid and bittersweet coming-of-age story" by The New York Times, Every Good Boy Does Fine illustrates the joys and misery of artistic practice – with repetition, mystifying early advice, and pressure from parents and teachers driving him in the ongoing battle between talent and its natural enemies: boredom and insecurity.
"This memoir is structured as carefully as a sonata. Following the harmony section comes a melody section," states the Star Tribune. "At its heart, the memoir is about not the growth of the pianist but [the] growth of the person...[Denk] writes with both great emotion and restraint...human imperfection, he concludes, is at the core of artistic perfection."
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