Pink Floyd’s Guitarist Did Not Write the Forthcoming History of Italy Published by FSG

gilmour Pink Floyd’s Guitarist Did Not Write the Forthcoming History of Italy Published by FSGWhen you think about it, press releases for books aren’t so different from Pink Floyd. They often make us comfortably numb and all that talk of an author “spinning a tale” of “mystery” and “compelling dark fantasy” that “immerses the reader” in “another world” means that, all in all, they’re  just another brick in the wall. We were excited, then, to receive a release this afternoon from FSG regarding David Gilmour’s The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples, which will be published this November. Reader, it shines on like a crazy diamond:

As I’m sure you realize, this is not the same David Gilmour that plays lead guitar for Pink Floyd; the two are both English, accomplished, and roughly of the same generation, but the resemblance ends there. Our David Gilmour is a man of many literary talents.

Yes, FSG. Yes. Have a cigar and congratulate yourself.