Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-04 Pages: 271 Language: English Publisher: Gotham A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes. high drama. and high jinks is now a major motion picture.Get ready to be pitch slapped . The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages. and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has. in the past twenty years. exploded. And it's not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain. a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky.In Pitch Perfect. journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns. covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent. the groupies (yes. there are a cappella groupies). the rock-star partying. and all the bitter rival...

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"Finally, a journalist with the courage to investigate the cutthroat world of college a cappella. . . .Rapkin has the perfectly bemused and giddy tone to tell these stories with the reverence they deserve."
-New York Post
"Rapkin's book reveals a world with as much discord as harmony."
-Newsweek
"Look out, barbershop quartets. Mickey Rapkin uncovers the dirty truth behind collegiate a cappella groups."
-Marie Claire

-Finally, a journalist with the courage to investigate the cutthroat world of college a cappella. . . .Rapkin has the perfectly bemused and giddy tone to tell these stories with the reverence they deserve.-
-New York Post
-Rapkin's book reveals a world with as much discord as harmony.-
-Newsweek
-Look out, barbershop quartets. Mickey Rapkin uncovers the dirty truth behind collegiate a cappella groups.-
-Marie Claire

About the Author:

Mickey Rapkin is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Details, and Time Out New York. He is currently a senior editor at GQ.

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