Why I love it
My favorite reads pull me in so completely, the story just blooms in my mind, and I forget I’m even reading at all. Daisy Jones & The Six is one of those books you can just get lost in. Just as she conjured the glitz and glam of mid-century Hollywood in The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid has recreated the world of '70s-era rock 'n’ roll so vividly that you feel like you’re there.
The book opens with a question no one knows the answer to: Why did Daisy Jones & The Six, a (fictional) group with the charisma of Fleetwood Mac and the artistry of Joni Mitchell, break up at the height of their popularity? Told in a series of interviews (the book is made up entirely of dialogue from the members of the band and their inner circle), Daisy Jones gives you a backstage view of the epic rise, and agonizing fall, of one beloved rock band. Through the lyrics, the petty squabbles, and the long tours, you learn how they found their magic, and why, eventually, they had to let it go.
Daisy Jones reads like a delicious, long-form Rolling Stone exclusive that you can’t make yourself stop reading. I always think the best stories pull us out of ourselves and draw us deeper in at the same time, and this book reconnected me with some long-forgotten part of myself. Even now, it feels like some other me read it in some distant decade—on a lazy, sepia-toned afternoon, a turntable spinning nearby, blissfully following these glamorous, passionate, troubled, extraordinary lives.