"Mr. Dalton, a founding editor of Rolling Stone
, dates back so far in Dylan watching that he was all but present at the creation. He writes not just about Mr. Dylan but about what it's like to have lived in close psychic and musical proximity to him for so long."—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"[Dalton's] attempts at exposing, debunking, and celebrating the essence of Robert Zimmerman's Dylanness, and vice versa, make for an intriguing, often amusing, vision quest. Dylan's quirks, kinks, and inscrutability are fascinating fodder for endless interpretations. Dalton is entitled to his, and they're the opposite of dull."—Robin Finn, The New York Times Book Review
"For all of the shelf-busting Dylan literature that's out there, it's rare that you find a book in which the music is discussed as adroitly as any aspect of the life... Dalton is a penetrating critic."—Colin Fleming, Washington Post
"Addictive reading... This approach would have crumbled in lesser hands, but Dalton does a stunningly good job."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The mysteries of Bob Dylan captured in even-handed, never-boring fashion... This lively and literate attempt to read a half-century's worth of brain scans from a literal living legend strikes the right balance between admiration and skepticism."—Kirkus Reviews
"All David Dalton's books are wonderful, but Who Is That Man?
is especially insightful, funny, and beautifully written."—Marianne Faithfull
"Dalton's crazy poetic prose first caught my eye in Rolling Stone
back in the day. Have loved his writing ever since. Oh yeaah!
"The first truly hip analysis of the ultimate hipster."—Lenny Kaye
About the Author
David Dalton is a founding editor of Rolling Stone
, recipient of the Columbia School of Journalism Award, and winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Best Rock Book of the Year award for Faithfull
. He has written twelve books, including biographies of James Dean, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Sid Vicious and the Rolling Stones. He is the screenwriter for an upcoming Janis Joplin biopic.