Coming in September
"Sing for Your Life is about the hard legacy of history and family, and its transcendence through art. This is Daniel Bergner's masterpiece and puts him at the top of American literary journalism."
—George Packer, National Book Award–winning author of The Unwinding and The Assassins' Gate
"Sing for Your Life is certain to be billed as a book about race. And it is that, and also a book about art and hope and resilience. But this is not a book about abstractions. It's a story that is suspenseful in the deepest sense, and very moving—a story about a fascinating human being. I am grateful to Mr. Bergner for having introduced me to him."
—Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and Mountains Beyond Mountains
"Sing for Your Life is a generous book, filled with complicated, compassionate characters, written with great journalistic skill but also empathy. The passages on opera read like superb sports writing. The passages on family illuminate the deeper reaches of identity, race, judgment—and love. To read the story of Ryan Speedo Green is to be troubled, confused heartbroken, thrilled, hopeful, proud, and ultimately, perhaps, changed."
—Jeff Hobbs , best-selling author of The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
More Books by Daniel Bergner
"This book—how do I put this without sounding hyperbolic? This book should be read by every woman on earth. … It is a must-read for any person with even a remote erotic interest in the female gender. … It could single-spine-edly replace at least a quarter of the sexual self-help section and the world would be better for it. It is a revelation, a story of redemption. I laughed, I almost cried—with joy. I was turned on, even. You want a female Viagra? This book is as close as we have to it."
"Riveting...Bergner's gift as a writer is his ability to combine the story-telling of a talented novelist with a journalist's skill at standing back and letting his subjects speak for themselves."
—New York Times Book Review