When Tom Moon, author of the new 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die, makes a personal appearance, as he does 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, he expects people to come to argue. Moon spent three years working on this book. It is, in a sense, a follow-up to Patricia Schultz’s trend-setting 1,000 Places to See Before You Die books and calendars.
It is from the same publisher, Workman, which is releasing it as a “‘1,000…Before You Die’ Book.”
“The idea of coming up with a list that takes in any kind of human endeavor -- music, painting, books, or places to see -- from the perspective of ‘there may not be much time left so choose wisely’ is compelling to me,” Moon says. “I like to think there’s a broad audience of curious people who want to use their time wisely. I also think the idea of ‘curated experience’ is appealing.”