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Seeing Through: a Chronicle of Sex, Drugs, and Opera

Memoir by Ricky Ian Gordon

ISBN: 9780374605728

Published: MacMillan Publishers | July 23, 2024

“The immensely talented Ricky Ian Gordon has written a memoir that is at times hilarious, harrowing and most importantly insightful into the mind and process of a serious composer of classical and contemporary musical theater.”

James Lapine, author of Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created “Sunday in the Park with George”

“Ricky Ian Gordon’s Seeing Through is a remarkable story about the considerable effort it takes to be an artist and a human being, simultaneously. It’s dark, it’s funny, it’s intimate and it’s profound.”

Michael Cunningham, author of Day

With candor abounding, Ricky Ian Gordon sings the engrossing song of himself. What a lot he has survived! What a lot he has surmounted! I could read him forever.”

Benjamin Taylor, author of Chasing Bright Medusas: A Life of Willa Cather

I have never read a more candid and engrossing memoir than Seeing Through. Told in vivid detail, Ricky’s story is poignant, entertaining, and ultimately inspirational.”

William C. Carter, author of Marcel Proust: A Life