Daniel Mark Epstein has written more than fifteen books of poetry, biography, and history, including the award-winning Lincoln and Whitman and The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage, named one of the top ten books of the year by the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Sun-Times.
"Brilliant--that Daniel Mark Epstein is both a poet and a
biographer stands him in good stead in this penetrating,
compassionate (but utterly clear-eyed), beautifully written
portrait of Bob Dylan as an artist and a man. Among the very best
writing about Dylan, ever."--James Kaplan, author of Frank: The
"If you like Keith Richards' Life, then read The Ballad of Bob Dylan. Just in time for the musician's 70th birthday, Daniel Mark Epstein's biography offers a vivid portrait of the visionary artist."--US Weekly
"In The Ballad of Bob Dylan, Daniel Mark Epstein does what few have been able to do at all, much less this well: capture that spirit, and in so doing, somehow manage to get closer to the essence of an American icon."--Dave Moyer, New York Journal of Books