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by Christine Lavin
Tell Me Press (2010); ISBN 978-0-9816453-6-0; 480 pp; $21.95

Welcome to Christine’s World — not a Wyeth painting, but a place where one of the original Bitchin’ Babes becomes a Dishin’ Babe, and the grit of life according to folk music meets the glamour of Dame Edna. Both worlds sparkle in Christine Lavin’s humorous memoir of two decades as a musical performer, matchmaker, and midwife, bringing artists together and nurturing musical careers through her inspired pairings, songwriting workshops, and concerts.

Lavin operates on her own 3G network: Her particular genius is marked by a genuineness and generosity of spirit. In her roles as performer, producer, camp director, cookie baker, and knitting coach, Lavin appears to be most comfortable when she is sharing with a friend — whether it’s sharing the spotlight (literally), a chocolate-chip cookie recipe, her enthusiasm for her favorite craft, or her latest Broadway obsession. And by “friend,” she means anyone, because she delights in gathering up everyone she meets in one big party called Life, providing sustenance not only to musical relationships, but human ones, too. More