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Best Book Ever

Jul 19, 2021

Music lovers, this one’s for you! My dear friend Mark Lefebvre is back, this time to discuss a book written by the drummer of his favorite band, Rush. Neil Peart wrote “Traveling Music” as a meditation on his life, traveling with a rock and roll band, experiencing huge professional wins and terrible personal loss, and all of the music that influenced his life. Mark is a classic Rush fanboy, and it was a delight to listen to his excitement about this book, even when we disagreed about it.


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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Mark Lefebvre

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Discussed in this episode:

Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times by Neil Peart

Mark’s previous appearance on the Best Book Ever Podcast

Earth Abides by George R. Stewart


Shock Rock 2 edited by Jeff Gelb

The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa by Neil Peart

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart

Clockwork Angels by Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson

Assembling California by John McPhee

Sinatra Live in Paris

Nina Simone at Town Hall

David Suzuki

Naïda by Scott Overton

The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King

Masquerade: The Complete Series by Valerie Francis



Discussed in our Patreon Excerpt:

Terminal House by Sean Costello

Terry Fallis

Linwood Barclay

Louise Penny

Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer (I never voluntarily pick up sci-fi, but after hearing Mark’s description of this book, I immediately grabbed a copy of this one at my library!)

The Hope Sze Medical Mystery Series by Melissa Yi (an 8-book series that begins with Code Blues: When Medicine Becomes Murder)

Lightning by Dean Koontz

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