- Paperback: 290 pages
- Published: 4/1/09
- IBSN: 9781933354743
- e-IBSN: 9781936070312
- IBSN: 9781933354835
- Genre: Art/Music/Pop Culture
World-famous singer-songwriter Ryan Adams reveals his prodigious talents as a poetry and fiction writer.
“This book is the jewel of my life’s work.”
“Ryan Adams, one of America’s most consistently interesting singer-songwriters, has written a passionate, arresting, and entertaining book of verse. Fans are going to love it, and newcomers will be pleased and startled by his intensity and originality. The images are vivid and the voice is honest and powerful.”
—Stephen King, author of The Shining
“Ryan Adams writes with equal parts precision and recklessness; the blood he draws from the text is easily as unnerving as its unapologetic tenderness. He is proof that poetry will find its writer.”
“This is much better than reading a friend’s journal. It’s more like watching somebody you love in the bathtub talking to himself. You’re like, wow, he’s even good at taking a bath. After reading Infinity Blues (which I think is a great title), I give Ryan Adams the best compliment I ever got—and the only reason for reading anyone’s poetry. Ryan, I really like your mind.”
—Eileen Myles, author of Cool for You
“Infinity Blues is Ryan Adams at his personal, unforgettable best. Strong and beautiful and funny and pure. Like all his work, it’s soul poetry of the highest order.”
—Cameron Crowe, filmmaker
Also check out Ryan Adams’s second book, Hello Sunshine.
Ryan Adams may be known primarily for acclaimed albums such as Heartbreaker, Gold (which includes the popular hit songs “When the Stars Go Blue” and “New York, New York”), Love Is Hell, Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, and Easy Tiger, but the world renowned singer/songwriter has always been a poet and fiction writer at heart. With the release of Infinity Blues, his nonmusical writing is for the first time ever unveiled in book form. Mr. Adams’ work rings of an emotional authenticity that provides perhaps an even deeper insight into the man than is revealed through the songs that have resonated with his hundreds of thousands of fans the world over.
RYAN ADAMS is known for his prolific nature, which in the last ten years has resulted in various international hit albums with his band The Cardinals, including Cardinology, Heartbreaker, Easy Tiger, and Gold (which includes the popular hit songs “When the Stars Go Blue” and “New York, New York”). Ryan has also produced Willie Nelson’s Songbird album and contributed to records by Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton, the Wallflowers, Counting Crows, and Cowboy Junkies. Additionally, he has appeared on CMT’s Crossroads with Elton John. He is the author of the poetry collections Infinity Blues and Hello Sunshine.