In the world of pop music, no one compares with Neil Diamond, the most enduringly popular solo artist alive. This photo-filled book captures the glamour and grit of this singular performer from his early success to his latest chart-topping albums and tours. Illustrated with all manner of mementos and collectibles--concert programs and posters, 45 singles, and ticket stubs dating back to Diamond's 1966 hits "Solitary Man" and "Cherry Cherry"--the book features a full discography, as well as commentary from admiring musicians and those who've had hits with Diamond's songs (the Monkees, UB40, Lulu, Urge Overkill, and more). At the book's heart is the story of Diamond's life, a narrative drawn from exclusive interviews the author conducted with the brooding, introspective, and somewhat mysterious singer-songwriter beginning in 1976. The result is the most complete and captivating portrait of this incomparable artist ever to emerge, one that captures and celebrates as never before Neil Diamond the solitary man and the superstar.