John Seabrook

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John Seabrook is an American writer.

Seabrook at the 7 Moscow International Book Festival, 2012

He graduated from St. Andrew's School (DE) in 1976, Princeton University in 1981 and received an M.A. in English Literature from Oxford. He began his career writing about business and published in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including Harper's, Vanity Fair, GQ, The Nation, The Village Voice, and the Christian Science Monitor. To date, he has published four books besides contributing numerous articles to The New Yorker. A feature film based on his 2008 book Flash of Genius was released on October 3, 2008. His new book, The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory was published in October, 2015.



  • Deeper : my two-year odyssey in cyberspace. Touchstone Books. 1997.
  • Nobrow : the culture of marketing, the marketing of culture. Methuen. 2000.
  • Flash of genius and other true stories of invention. St. Martin's Griffin. 2008.
  • The song machine : inside the hit factory. W. W. Norton & Company. 2015.

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Critical studies and reviews of Seabrook's work[edit]

The song machine


  1. ^ YouTube.
  2. ^ Nolan Bushnell.
  3. ^ Michael Nesmith.
  4. ^ Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.
  5. ^ Online version is titled "Game night with Laura Marling".
  6. ^ Title in the online table of contents is "Beyond 'Uptown Funk'".
  7. ^ Online version is titled "Behind the cellar door".
  8. ^ Online version is titled "Randy Newman contemplates the universe".
  9. ^ Online version is titled "Puerto Rico's Ortiz brothers light up horse racing".
  10. ^ Online version is titled "Can a Machine Learn to Write for The New Yorker?".
  11. ^ Online version is titled "An ex-drinker’s search for a sober buzz".
  12. ^ For comparison, see Peter Swirski's textbook on nobrow taste culture in America, From Lowbrow to Nobrow.


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