Music Lovers: Memoirist Marcia Butler shares her book, The Skin Above My Knee
Explore Booksellers proudly presents oboist Marcia Butler as she shares her new memoir, The Skin Above My Knee, about growing up as a music prodigy and attending the Aspen Music Festival as a student participant.
"Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men, drugs, and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: could music truly save her life?
Marcia will sign copies of her book following the event.