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“I just finished the remarkable Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson by Peter Ames Carlin. The book is several years old, but the recent Love & Mercy biopic was on my mind, and I'd stumbled across the group's 50th anniversary concert on TV, and I was vaguely aware that we were approaching the 50th anniversary (on May 16) of the landmark Pet Sounds. Brian carried the torch for American pop music pretty much alone through the peak years of Beatlemania, and then he crashed and burned, and it all happened before he turned 25.”

Daniel de Visé, author of Andy & Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show

De Visé appears with 16 other authors including Alafair Burke, Michael Koryta and Deborah Harkness at the Broward County Public Library’s fundraiser Literary Feast 2016, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with a cocktail party at the Broward Country Main Library. At 7:30 p.m., guests depart for intimate dinners featuring an author hosted in private homes or upscale restaurants. Tickets start at $175; for a full lineup visit http://www.bplfoundation.org/literary-feast

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