The book is described as follows:
“Over 350M books sold. 40 New York Times #1 Bestsellers. One lousy band.
In 1992, a cadre of the world’s bestselling authors formed a rock band. Twenty years later, they’re hanging up their guitar picks, drumsticks and leather whips, but not without a look back on two decades of friendship, love, writing and the redemptive power of rock’n’roll.
Hard Listening is a voyeuristic view into the private lives of your favorite authors, combining essays, fiction, candid email conversations, Q&As and interactive parlor games.
See Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Dave and Sam Barry, Roy Blount Jr., Mitch Albom, James McBride, Ridley Pearson, Matt Groening, Greg Iles, and rock legend Roger McGuinn at their most unguarded.”
Stephen King contributed a new essay, a new short story, and several candid email exchanges to the book. The essay is called ‘Just a Little Talent’.
King’s fans will also enjoy the writing contest in which several of the authors (including SK) contributed short stories written in Stephen’s style.
The 4 stories are ‘Robert Johnson’s Flattop,’ ‘The Rock and Roll Dead Zone,’ ‘In the Woods,’ and ‘Black Mambo’.
Readers then get to vote on which piece was actually written by Stephen, before seeing the results.