Author(s): Marc Weingarten
Progressive rock is maligned and misunderstood. Critics hate it. Hipsters scoff at it. A topographic journey into a 21st-century schizoid land of prog-lit, Yes Is the Answer is a pointed rebuke to the prog-haters and the first literary anthology devoted to the subgenre. Featuring acclaimed novelists Rick Moody, Wesley Stace, Seth Greenland, Charles Bock, and Joe Meno, as well as musicians Nathan Larson and Peter Case, Yes Is the Answer is the first book that dares to thoughtfully reclaim prog-rock as a subject worthy of serious consideration.
Marc Weingarten is the author of The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight and Station to Station. He is producer of the 2011 documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, as well as television's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He lives in Malibu, CA. Tyson Cornell is the founder of Rare Bird Lit, a Los Angeles and New York-based literary PR and marketing company specializing in book promotion for authors, publishers, and organizations in North America and Europe. He lives with his wife and two children in downtown Los Angeles. Rick Moody is the bestselling author of Garden State, The Ice Storm, The Diviners, On Celestial Music, The Black Veil, Demonology, and others. He lives in New York. Charles Bock is author of the debut novel Beautiful Children was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year for 2008, and won the 2009 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives New York with his daughter, Lily. Seth Greenland is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of The Bones, Shining City, and The Angry Buddhist. He is also a writer/producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Love. He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.