Taylor Swift : this is our song

by Conroy, Tyler,

Format: Print Book 2016
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A book about Taylor.
Made with love.
By fans. For fans.

"Delightful...A rich and exhaustive production...Swifties have gotten their bible." -- The New Yorker

Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her fans in a way that only she can.

Amazingly, after all these years, there is no great, comprehensive book about Swift for her fans. Until now. This book, a fan-generated celebration of Swift's first decade as an artist, collects the best writing and images from the past ten years in one gorgeous volume. From prefame interviews with Swift in local Pennsylvania newspapers to major profiles in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone ; from album reviews by top critics such as Robert Christgau, Sasha Frere-Jones, and Ann Powers to essays by beloved novelists like Maggie Shipstead; from Tavi Gevinson's classic ode to Swift in The Believer to Q&As with Chuck Klosterman and humorous analysis from McSweeney's and The Hairpin ; from album-themed crossword puzzles and adult coloring pages to profiles of Taylor's biggest fans; from an excerpt of the soon-to-be-published novel Taylor Swift: Girl Detective to a "book within a book" of Swift's most inspiring quotations titled (naturally) The Tao of Tay , this book is the vital collection of all things Taylor.

Here, finally, is the must-have book for every Swiftie and every music lover. For, as Klosterman wrote in GQ , "If you don't take Swift seriously, you don't take contemporary music seriously."

* This book is a tribute to Taylor Swift, but she was not involved in its creation. *
Part One: The early years
Twelve-year-old performs at 76ers game / Jeremy Carroll
A review of Taylor Swift / Rick Bell
20 questions with Taylor Swift / CMT.com
My music, MySpace, my life / Jon Caramanica
Prodigy : the rise of Taylor Swift / Sasha Frere-Jones
A review of Fearless / Robert Christgau
Taylor Swift : growing into superstardom / George Hatza
The unabridged Taylor Swift / Austin Scaggs
The very pink, very perfect life of Taylor Swift / Vanessa Grigoriadis
The Tao of Tay / Taylor Swift
Part Two: Crossover
A review of Speak Now / Rob Sheffield
Princess crossover / Chris Willman
A review of Speak Now / Robert Christgau
You belong with me / Lizzie Widdicombe
A review of Red / Robert Christgau
If you listen closely, Taylor Swift is kind of like Leonard Cohen / Brad Nelson
Taylor Swift in wonderland / Brian Hiatt
Just kidding, love sucks / Tavi Gevinson
Platinum underdog / Jody Rosen
Taylor Swift : girl detective / Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran
Part Three : 1989 and beyond
To apple, love Taylor / Taylor Swift
A review of 1989 / Robert Christgau
Taylor Swift: "Sexy? Not on my radar" / Hermione Hoby
A review of 1989 / Robert Christgau
Taylor Swift : a Socratic dialogue / Jared Smith
A reasonable conversation about Taylor Swift's new album, which is the best album ever / Jane Hu and Jen Vafidis
"Anything that connects": a conversation with Taylor Swift / Melissa Block
On the road with best friends Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss / Jada Yuan
No blank space, baby: Taylor Swift is the soul of Ryan Adams / Ann Powers
Taylor Swift on "Bad Blood", Kanye West, and how people interpret her lyrics / Chuck Klosterman
I'm sorry, Taylor Swift / Maggie Shipstead
Taylor Swift as you've never seen her before / Jason Gay.

Additional Information
Subjects Swift, Taylor, -- 1989-
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Country musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York, NY :Simon & Schuster,2016
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Other Titles This is our song
Language English
Description xiv, 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-284).
ISBN 9781501143465
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