"If you're writing a book that no one is waiting for, buy the debut album of an indie band—not the latest darlings, but an underappreciated act—a band like Pittsburgh's Meeting of Important People.
"Listen to the album for its details—a cutting lyric, a defiant high harmony. Let the songs' characters mingle with your own. Keep in mind that few people were waiting for this album while it was being made. But the band made it anyway and, somehow, you found it. Then sit down to write—and believe that, when it's finished, your work, too, will be found."
—Dave Reidy, author of Captive Audience (Ig Publishing, 2009)