Tim Falconer loves music and admits to being a “bad singer.” He embarked on a journey through the worlds of music and medical science to first confirm that he truly was bad, and then to find out if there was hope to get re-trained and improve. Unfortunately, he turned out to be one of the 2.5% of the population that has amusia—he is scientifically tone-deaf. Fortunately, he is a great writer and investigator who takes us through his personal odyssey to learn what that means, and what there is to know about this phenomenon. This is an informative and highly entertaining book leading to better understanding of why some can sing arias on stage and others should only sing their hearts out in the shower.

-Angela Meady

5 out of 5