Maynard James Keenan along with Sarah Jensen took a moment with Mark Rotella of Publisher's Weekly to discuss their joint effort and latest Backbeat Books release, A Perfect Union of Contrary Thingsfor the PW LitCast.


 

Onstage and Backstage

About the Book

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is the authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan. Co-author Sarah Jensen's 30-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his history and career trajectory. The book traces Keenan's journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking. A comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art.

About the Authors

SARAH JENSEN grew up in rural Michigan in a family of storytellers. A writer and editor, her work ranges from creative nonfiction, journalism, and poetry to strategic messaging and developmental editing. Her 29-year friendship with Keenan gives her unique insight into his philosophies, his career trajectory, his struggles and joys, and his preference in omelets.

MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN is an internationally revered musical artist and a vintner. He is best known as the vocalist in the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Keenan is also the owner and winemaker of Caduceus Cellars winery in Jerome, Arizona.

About PW LitCast

Publisher's Weekly PW LitCast are conversations between Publishers Weekly editors and authors of new fiction and nonfiction books.

About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.

           

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Backbeat Books is one of five imprints of the book publisher Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. It offers publications for performers and fans passionate about music, including: discographies, band bios and memoirs, and books on music equipment, instruction, recording, and more. Visit backbeatbooks.com.

               

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