Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

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By (author) Mickey Rapkin

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  • Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 271 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 28mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1592408214
  • ISBN 13: 9781592408214
  • Edition: Media tie-in
  • Edition statement: Media Tie In
  • Illustrations note: black & white plates
  • Sales rank: 104,454

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A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks that inspired the hit films "Pitch Perfect" and "Pitch Perfect 2." Get ready to be pitch slapped. The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it s not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky. In "Pitch Perfect," journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn t for the faint of heart or lungs. Sure to strike a chord with fans of "Glee" and "The Sing-Off," this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord."

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Mickey Rapkin is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in "The New York Times, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Details, " and "Time Out New York." He is currently a senior editor at GQ.