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A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

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Devon Sorvari, Maynard James Keenan

11 Hours 12 Minutes

Novel Audio

November 2016

Audio Book Summary

The official authorized biography of musician and vintner Maynard James Keenan, the enigmatic vocalist for the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. 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. Until now, Maynard's fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included are sidebars in his own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative, as well as commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues. The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and longtime friend of Keenan. Maynard's story is a metaphor for the reader's own evolution and an encouragement to follow one's dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfill our creative potential.

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  • Natalie R

    I walked away from this book wanting to be a better person, to become my full potential. As Maynard goes through life, he is always following his own path and never loses site of his goals. He has a strong sense of integrity, of loyalty and love. I have always been a fan of his music and this book made me a fan of him; of all that he has accomplished. I loved the book.

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  • Shane West

    3/4ths robotic female narrator 1/4th MJK reading his book like it was a burden. Glad I used a free credit for this.

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  • Richard Robinson

    I have been anticipating this book for awhile. And with that said I was not let down. M.J.K. Is and always has been a great artist with multiple media. With further insights into his madness I have found motivation and balance in my own.

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  • Laura Thomas

    Loved it. Maynard is hot and it's awesome listening to him narrate his own story.

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  • Katie Robinson

    Started listening as soon as it was up! Awesome to hear Maynard's part narrated by him too.

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