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The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story Expanded Edition (Paperback)
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“If anyone was ‘The Fifth Beatle’ it was Brian.”–Paul McCartney
The Fifth Beatle graphic novel recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein-- the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the Beatles from basement gigs to unprecedented international stardom. It's also an uplifting, inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. This critically acclaimed and multiple award winning graphic novel has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives!
This new softcover edition includes an expanded sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia section, with behind-the-scenes essays and insights from writer Vivek J. Tiwary, plus 25 pages of bonus art by Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker!
About the Author
Vivek J. Tiwary is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group. Vivek's graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, based on the untold life story of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, received worldwide critical acclaim and won prestigious literary awards including, Will Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work and Two Harvey Awards (including Best Original Graphic Novel). It is a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel, an American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Permanent Collection. The Fifth Beatle is now being adapted into a feature film that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music and is on-track to shoot in 2015. Vivek is writing its screenplay and will serve as a producer. On Broadway, Vivek's productions have won a combined 25 Tony Awards over 44 Tony nominations--every single one of his shows has been decorated.