Thanks to contributor Charlie Bernstein's suggestion on another thread, I picked up the 2007 paperback "Guitar Man: A Six-String Odyssey, or, You Love that Guitar More than You Love Me" by British music journalist Will Hodgkinson. As Charlie pointed out, it's the story of a thirty-four-year-old's goal to play a gig on guitar in six months, even though he's never played a note. If you are a late-comer to guitar playing like me, this makes for some fun, light, summertime reading. Hodkinson's self-effacing style is endearing and I found myself engrossed in the lead-up to the gig, or "impending doom". Guitar Man is all about making music to satisfy the soul. It's not about the gear and it's not about virtuosity. It's about learning the guitar amid the pressures and demands of modern life as a working husband, father and friend. Good book.