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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Steve Goodman

The Associated Press' John Rogers wrote a story about author Clay Eals, who was featured in today's Life section. It was about his 778-page book "Steve Goodman: Facing the Music," a biography about the folk singer, who died at age 36 (the book also features an introduction by Arlo Guthrie).

Eals sent me an e-mail today, from Seattle, thanking me for the article we ran.

He pointed out that, coincidentally, the article was printed on the 23rd anniversary of Goodman' s death.

The book features interviews with more than 1,050 sources, including Guthrie, John Prine, Steve Martin, Jimmy Buffett, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, Paul Anka, David Allan Coe, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, Beacon's Pete Seeger, Woodstock's John Sebastian, Leo Kottke and Gordon Lightfoot.

It also features an interview with Goodman's high-school classmate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Eals' site is http://www.clayeals.com/.

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