A book for anyone who insists that anything worthwhile writing was already written by Shakespeare although the Bard's take on the Village People's YMCA may have lost something in translation.
— Reach and Teach
The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in Pop Sonnets, a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets.
All yourfavorite songs are here, includinghits by Jay-Z, Johnny Cash,Katy Perry, Michael Jackson,Talking Heads, and many others.With stirring sentiments on everythingfrom love and despairto wanton women, Pop Sonnetsoffers inspirational verse forevery occasion.
About the Author
Erik Didriksen is a software engineer, musician, sonneteer, and trivia enthusiast. He lives in Astoria, New York.
“One of the very best collections of pop songs written in the style of William Shakespeare that I've read so far this year!”—“Weird Al” Yankovic
“Pop Sonnets is one of the absolute best of the disreputable breed of impulse-buy humor books. Didriksen brings an authentic dedication to craft and a lively sense of humor to this highly specific project.”—NPR
“This is a must-have for literary buffs and music fans alike.”—Paste magazine
“Smart and funny...Any reader who is intrigued by this concept will enjoy its fantastically skilled execution.”—Library Journal
“This book is made for drinking games or could moonlight as a pub quiz helper, and a well-loved teaching resource.”—Monsters & Critics
“To put it mildly, this is a terrific feat of will and intellect.”—Pop Matters