Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Review

*A Pitchfork Pick: Best Music Books of 2018*

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.


Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process.

Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He'll also talk in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and write lovingly about his parents, wife Susie, and sons, Spencer and Sammy. 

Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.

Title:Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Rebecca Heneghan

    It’s not often my husband reads a book and hands it to me saying, “this book says things about myself in ways that I could never explain.” I was intrigued... I like Wilco and Jeff Tweedy...Well,...

  • Jay Gabler

    Self-aware even about his self-awareness, Jeff Tweedy seemed like he might be either the worst or the best guy to write a memoir. In fact, the answer is much closer to the latter. Like a Wilco song, L...

  • natalie

    Everyone who knows me knows that I hate Wilco with the passion of thousand burning suns (or whatever the expression). That's because I once loved them with the same passion. There it is on page 197. J...

  • Elizabeth Amilkavich

    Total babe/badass/cool dude. I already knew Jeff was a great songwriter, and reading his memoir has let me appreciate his talents as a writer in long form as well. He’s funny and cynical yet accessi...

  • Jane

    In my opinion, this should win a prize for best memoir of 2018. No, I haven't read them all but this is a wonderful book. Jeff Tweedy, for those who don't know, is a musician and lead singer of a coup...

  • Richard Noggle

    As a Wilco fanatic, y'all are lucky I don't give this eleven stars. Tweedy's early chapters seem to struggle a bit to find the right voice (it's a little aggressively quirky early on), but once he fin...

  • Patricia Murphy

    I truly appreciate Jeff’s discussions about the creative process, loss, addiction, and interpersonal relationships with difficult people. I leave with more respect than I thought I could have, even ...

  • Claudio Ruiz

    Muy para hardcore-fans de Tweedy/Wilco, pero disfruté mucho leer a un tipo del que he aprendido tanto con canciones. Obviamente habla de música, de su curiosa adicción a los calmantes y de, en el f...

  • Kerry

    I didn’t want this book to end. It’s so special, so perfect. I mean, I’ve been a Wilco fan from the beginning so I expected this book would be FOR ME, but what I didn’t expect was how hilariou...

  • Janine Slayton

    I work at a library, and as a result of that, the books that I own often sit on my shelves, gathering dust as I read the many books I take home and have due dates that make them more urgent to read an...