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Here's why Daisy Jones & The Six should be on you must-read list for 2019

Reese Witherspoon LOVED it.

IF YOUR NEW Year’ Resolution involves using your phone less, joining a library or reading more, you’re in luck.

There’s heaps of great titles out this year, including one that I was lucky to get a sneak peek at – ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’.


Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, it charts the rise and fall of fictional 70s band The Six and their often calamitous encounters with a singer-songwriter named Daisy Jones in sunny Los Angeles.

Both have something the other doesn’t – Daisy can sure as hell sing and fire out a hit like it’s nobody’s business, but needs a band to back her up. Likewise, lead singer of The Six Billy Dunne might be charismatic, but lacks the star power that Daisy seems to immediately possess.

Given that the story is loosely based on that of Fleetwood Mac’s, you can expect plenty of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll throughout their tumultuous read. Written as a series of interviews with all members of the band and their inner circle, it’s a lot more interesting visualising the story as a kind of Sky Arts documentary than a tale of A-to-B.

It’s a clichéd expression for sure, but this is a book that many will struggle to put down, as Reese Witherspoon did. So much so, that her production company bought the rights to it, and is producing it as mini-series for Amazon. Yasssssssssssssss.

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You couldn’t call it a tale of the people, what with the gratuitous drug use and insane money at the hands of the key players, but it’s this kind of heady escapism that’s needed now more than ever. 

Daisy Jones & The Six is released on 7 March 2019.

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