By JOHN E. BIALAS
See the autograph that is in the image at the top of this fine piece of journalism?
It appears in one of the Barnes & Noble 2020 Black Friday editions and I was interested in buying the book until I saw the awful signature at the Gulfport store on Tuesday. I was stunned, but that didn’t stop me from taking a picture to show you, oh reader, how bad it is.
Anybody want to guess the signer?
Maybe these clues will help you.
- An American songwriter, musician, author and record producer wrote the book.
- An Esquire reviewer says the book is “one part manual for composing a song, and one part philosophical inquiry into the human desire—the human need—to create. It’s also an easy, delightful read.”
- The author’s previous book is a memoir published in 2018.
OK, I think the clues will lead to someone identifying the writer. Really, I think I have offered too much information.
The first person with the correct ID will win a prize and that will depend on whether I’m still in the holiday mood.
Happy New Year.