National Book Critics Circle Praises "Mary Wells"
Critic David Kirby, in the National Book Critics Circle's December
19 blog, writes that "the best recent book on pop music is Peter
Benjaminson's 'Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First
Superstar.' It's a well-written account of a tragic, charismatic artist,
though its main virtue is that it's one of those
secret-history-of-the-world books that tells you how things really