Pitch Perfect (movie tie-in): The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

Pitch Perfect (movie tie-in): The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

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by Mickey Rapkin
     
 

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A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks that inspired the hit films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

Get ready to be pitch slapped.

The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old…  See more details below

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A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks that inspired the hit films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2.

Get ready to be pitch slapped.

The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it’s not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky.

In Pitch Perfect, journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters—from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn’t for the faint of heart—or lungs.

Sure to strike a chord with fans of Glee and The Sing-Off, this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord.


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Editorial Reviews

After GQ senior editor Mickey Rapkin spent a busy season covering the competitive collegiate a cappella scene, he wrote Pitch Perfect, a non-fiction novel about that little-known scene. Now this entertaining story of an all-girls group is coming to a screen near you in a film starring the multi-talented Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow. This movie tie-in edition accompanies that premiere, which occurs on October 5th. Think Glee, The Sing-Off, and an undergraduate Rent. Editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101609033
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
150,959
File size:
454 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was very well written a little bit different than the movie but very similar in ways also
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. Well written, humorous, entertaining, informative, etc. It was everything I look for in a book. I had never read much about the world of a cappella, but it was very interesting. It's a quirky subculture filled with music, drama, laughs, and funny clothing. I loved it. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK AND THE MOVIE AND I AM ONLY TEN YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie is the best. Go fat Amy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok... dont even get me started on the movie... rape whistle, horazontal running, lezbe honest, FAT AMY!!!! im in an a cappella group called Hot High (look us up on youtube) and honestly were pretty good but it didnt start off that way... we went the same way The Bellas did minus the puking and i totally understand Beca. The Treblemakers are awesome too. My brother is in an all guys group and they do good. So for all you people out there who like flying mexican food, tweet b*tches, horazontal running, rape whistles, and eating yiur twin in the womb, this book is TOTALLY for you. Alice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thevbook was great but rhe movie was so much better.it was so funny!!!!!!
Chrispy11 More than 1 year ago
Note: This is non-fiction. Divisi out of UO is the basis/inspiration for the movie's Barden Bellas. Gives insight into the collegiate a cappella world. The book made me go and look up the groups Rafkin had written about. One of them happens to be in the movie , the UVA Hullabahoos (Look for the colorful robes) A quick read and pretty informational.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this movie. Jesse is so perfect. My favorite characters have ti be fat amy, bumper and donald and the asian chick who: was born with gills, ate her twin in the womb, went to jail, sets fires to feel joy and watches babies cry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG luv the movie me and my friend sing along to the songs all the time Anna Kendrick, Brittany snow, and rebel Wilson make the movie I luv Donald he is so hot and I luv his beat boxing the Asian chick is so funny disturbs me a little bit but still really funny Chloe is awesome she says ,y favorite lines this is my favorite movie of all time I luv Anna Kendrick she is my favorite actrist right next to Brittany snow can't wait for the second one to come out 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie was great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the movie and the book is kind of different to me ..........that mu opinion ..........if u dont agree deal wit it.......... thanks for making the book........ went to B&N yesterday loved it had some nice books upstairs........than B&N for nooks..... they rock......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got my ticket for the long way round two bottles of whiskey for the way and i sure would like some sweet company and im leavin tommorow when its late when im gone when im gooone ur gonna miss me when im gone ur gonn miss me by my hair your gonna miss me evrywhere oh ur gonna miss me when im gone when im gone when im gooone ur gonna mis me when im gone ur gonna miss me by by my walk ur gonna miss me by my talk oh ur gonna miss me when im gone I got my ticket for the long way round the one with the prettiest of views its got mountains its got rivers its got sights that make you shiver and it sure would be prettier with u wen im gone wen im gooone ur gonna miss me by my hair ur gonna miss me evrywhere oh ur gonna miss me when im gone when im gone when im gooone ur gonna miss me by my walk ur gonna miss me by my talk oh ur gonna miss me when im gone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I set fires to feel joy." "That's adorable."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest i really love the book pitch perfect and if you think the book was awesome then just go and watch the movie if you havent yet cuz trust me youll love it and if you dont thats ok theres a bunch of movies out there but by far my most faveorite movie yet is pitch perfect and u will to and if you really loved as much as i did then like this post so ill know that you loved it
Anonymous 6 months ago
Bos and girls are equal. But we allknow girls are more Inteligent.like fat amy a boy likes her just because shes fat does not mean she is ugly girls my advice is to just be yourselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it even worth buying?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one can think what they want to think So shut up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive seen the movie like 100 times it was amazing Im hoping the same for the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When is it coming out?
DannTheEditor More than 1 year ago
I haven't yet read this. I jsut picked it up from my local BN. I loved the movie though. I really cant wait for PP2!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My school is doing the cup song at the 5th grade graduation and my principal knows Anna Kendrick's aunt! She's going to videotape the performance and send it to her aunt, who will show it to Anna Kendrick!! Cool, right??? If you think so, respond to MyDanceWorld
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome