"I think that there are many reasons for reading Emotion in Life and Music. The one that I think is very important is also very personal. Music is very personal. It means a lot to me and to many other people. So why, and does why matter? Is it just meaningless and subjective? (Which most people don’t actually believe or they wouldn’t get so excited about it.) What does it mean to feel so good or bad from hearing a piece of music. Should I care?
"Mr. Johnson does a great job in addressing these questions. He doesn’t give you the superficial, feel good answers that you hear so often. He talks about the real connection you have with your favorite and least favorite. That does mean that you might not be happy with everything he has to say, but those points will deserve your attention and consideration. Damn, that’s right, there may be some thinking involved. It is the good kind. The kind that leads to better understanding and more enjoyment of the that good stuff: music!"