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The Soloist (Movie Tie-In): A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    Music and friendship as healing factors in mental illness.

    For those who desire a better understanding of mental illness, THE SOLOLIST, by Steve Lopez is a must-read. The amazing effects of music to bring temporary sanity to Nathaniel Anthony Ayers' mind should not be overlooked. nor should one ignore the healing effect of genuine, self-sacrificing friendship, as demonstrated by Steve Lopez and the members of the L.A Symphony. This gripping story transcends the petty selfishness that marks our age. --Betty L. Sheldon, author of OMNIPIECE

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Street People!

    Steve Lopez chronicles the joys and frustrations of befriending a homeless man who was previously a gifted musician. He tells of the problems of mental illness and his frustration in dealing with both the man and the support systems. It is an enlightening book for those who shun the homeless...

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  • Posted December 30, 2008

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    this book is a story of, love, luck and the power of friendship and music. it is utterly jaw dropping. the story of Nathaniel is both sad yet uplifting, it sheds light on mental illnesses and makes us all look more deeply into ourselves. it is beautifully written, Steve Lopez is another remarkable man even if he says he is not. without him many people would still be struggling through an extremely difficult life.

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