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  • You Must Go and Win: Essays

  • By: Alina Simone
  • Narrated by: Alina Simone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

In the wickedly bittersweet and hilarious You Must Go and Win, the Ukrainian-born musician Alina Simone traces her bizarre journey through the indie rock world, from disastrous Craigslist auditions with sketchy producers to catching fleas in a Williamsburg sublet. But Simone offers more than down-and-out tales of her time as a struggling musician: she has a rapier wit, slashing and burning her way through the absurdities of life, while offering surprising and poignant insights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful life journey

  • By Kristiina Friman on 11-08-11

Okay is right

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Reviewed: 12-03-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

only if they already like Simone or her musical niche. I didn't finish it.

What could Alina Simone have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Simone's narration was nice

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

narration was fine

Do you think You Must Go and Win: Essays needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?