Seth Rogovoy

Seth Rogovoy is an award-winning music critic, radio commentator, musician, and author of The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music (Algonquin Books, 2000). His writing has appeared in Newsday, Haaretz, the Boston Phoenix, Hadassah Magazine, the Forward, and on the web at the Rogovoy Report ( He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where he is editor-in-chief of Berkshire Living magazine. His grandparents were from Russia, and he has blue eyes.

Books by this Author

Bob Dylan

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Don't forget to breathe.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Recovering from grievous loss of loved ones

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Meursault

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Obsessive-impulsive disorder

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Idiot Wind" by Bob Dylan. "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. "Mystery Train." "Better Things" by The Kinks. "People Have the Power" by Patti Smith

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