Biography

Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin has been a senior writer for People, a TV critic for The Oregonian newspaper, and is the author of CATCH A WAVE: THE RISE, FALL, AND REDEMPTION OF THE BEACH BOYS’ BRIAN WILSON and PAUL MCCARTNEY: A LIFE. Carlin lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon.

Peter Ames Carlin

Books by Peter Ames Carlin

by Peter Ames Carlin - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

To have been alive during the last 60 years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The grandchild of Jewish immigrants from Hungary, the nearly 75-year-old singer-songwriter has not only sold more than 100 million records, won 15 Grammy awards and been installed into the R ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice, but has also animated the meaning and flexibility of personal and cultural identity in a rapidly shrinking world. 

by Peter Ames Carlin - Biography, Music, Nonfiction

In a groundbreaking biography that draws on unprecedented access to Springsteen and those closest to him, acclaimed music critic Peter Ames Carlin presents the most revealing account yet of New Jersey’s favorite son.