Reader recommendation: The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want

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In The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise, Garret Keizer explores the definition, history, and mainly the political and cultural implications and uses of noise. But don’t pigeonhole him: He admits he loves his chain saw, Manhattan, and the Rolling Stones.

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