Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World is a fan-centered, sociological look at the Beatles phenomenon and what Leonard refers to as the ‘joyful trauma’ experienced by millions of Fab Four fans. The book is available at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and can be ordered from any local bookstore.
“The response so far has been great,” Leonard said. “People who’ve read Beatleness are saying they appreciate the fresh approach and are buying it for their kids and grandkids so they can see and feel what it was like to grow up in the sixties with the Beatles on center stage. In a way, Beatleness is a cultural history of the sixties as seen through the lens of Beatle fandom; it’s not just for the hardcore fan.”
Candy Leonard will be debuting Beatleness at the Fest for Beatle Fans in Chicago on August 15-17 where she will be giving presentations throughout the weekend along with greeting fans and signing books.
In conjunction with the release of her book, Leonard has launched her new website www.Beatleness.com, where readers can find an overview of the book, the Beatleness Blog, reviews, news and events, and excerpts from the book.
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Leonard is a sociologist with a background in qualitative research, child development, popular culture, and media studies. She is also a first-generation Beatle fan, intimately familiar with their entire body of work, biography, the commentary, and Beatle fan culture and has written and lectured on the Beatles and their impact. She lives in Cambridge, MA.