A novel about a group of penniless songwriters in the 1970s who are hired to write "Schoolhouse Rock" type educational songs for children. Very interesting and entertaining.
remember that book street gang, about the behind the scenes of sesame street in the 70s? i was so looking forward to it, and then couldn't even get through the first chapter, so dry and academic and humorless was it. thank goodness, then, for halpin's effort that takes a fictionalized look at the behind the scenes escapades of an educational tv song/series, a la schoolhouse rock. fun and light, with lots of sex and drugs and not-quite-rock-n-roll. tons of fun, although my gripe is that things seem to more *really* fast, although maybe that's just what it was like in the seventies?