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Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin is a culture reporter for The Oregonian and has authored two books: Paul McCartney: A Life, published in 2009, and Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, released in 2006. Carlin previously worked as a senior writer for People magazine, and his work can be found in The New York Times magazine, the Los Angeles Times magazine, and Men's Journal. 

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For the brilliant songwriter behind the Beach Boys, the endless summer gave way to a very hard winter. Now he is back, with a work that wants to be no less than a musical history of the American dream.