Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 29, 2013
This is more of an essay than a book, which works. You'll get through it in a short sitting. The information is concise and valuable. The author covers rhyming, work habits, structure, and several other topics that we (financially)unsuccessful songwriters tend to forget. I have browsed a few texts on songwriting and this distills it to the basics without a great deal of rhetoric and useless information.
Let's face it, no book is going to make you a hit songwriter. If you have the raw talent this can help you develop it to a marketable skill. He also refers you to other books to keep you on the road of developing your lyric writing. If you are a musician looking to refine your lyric writing for a more broad appeal this short read is invaluable.
The link to the example song was dead, I did find it by googling though so no biggie.