The Original 1969 Woodstock Festival Set Elliot Tiber Free, But the Real Adventures Begin in Tiber's Critically Acclaimed Sequel Memoir AFTER WOODSTOCK (now an audiobook!)
GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: Hey, enough of that Woodstock '99 mishegoss going around lately! Come back instead with Square One to the first (and best) Woodstock Festival in 1969 with the late great Elliot Tiber and find out what happened After Woodstock (his final work, now available for the first time as an audiobook).
Tiber is, of course, known to history as the gay man who saved Woodstock. His life story, as told in his first celebrated memoir Taking Woodstock was made into a motion picture in 2009 by two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee.
As it turns out, Ang Lee thought well enough of Elliot's final work to write a Foreword to it—and this is where the esteemed filmmaker declared After Woodstock to be "by turns a brave, hilarious, mortifying, and heartbreaking story."
Following publication of Tiber's "prequel" memoir Palm Trees on the Hudson (which itself won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Audiobook - Nonfiction in 2020 amid the COVID pandemic), the release of After Woodstock brought forth the following chorus of praise as see below:
"A hugely entertaining story." —Booklist
"[A] bittersweet memoir." —Publishers Weekly
"Intrinsically appealing . . . this memoir will draw in anyone who picks it up." —Library Journal
"Rings[s] out the last quarter of the 20th century with the offbeat, at-times twisted humor of a survivor." —Kirkus Reviews
"A must-read . . . bold and maximalist . . . delivers on all of its promises, with great expansiveness and energy." —Medium.com
"A combination of raucous chutzpah and endearing self-sensitivity . . . this is a mammoth memoir."
—Jana Martin, Chronogram
Picking up right where Taking Woodstock left off, Tiber first chronicles his hilarious, madcap, and often heartbreaking adventures in the entertainment industry. Guided as much by moxie as by his creative drive, Tiber travels around the world, always looking to grab the brass ring. And everywhere he goes, from Hollywood to Brussels, he makes his indelible, irreverent, unique mark.
Along the way, though, Tiber meets the celebrated Belgian playwright and director André Ernotte. Over the course of his decades-long relationship with Ernotte, Tiber realizes his potential as a humorist and writer, and finds a way to cope with his difficult mother, whose second wedding in the hills of Israel gives new meaning to the Wailing Wall. The relationship is tested by the AIDS crisis and a string of professional disappointments, but ultimately endures the test of time. With Ernotte, Tiber finally learns the true meaning of love.
A passionate and joyful evocation of a very different time, After Woodstock reminds us how the search for love and meaning drives us forward. And in a performance that nearly borders on reincarnation, the award-winning actor and producer Edwin Wald narrates in the voice of Elliot—just as he did so splendidly on Palm Trees on the Hudson a few seasons back.
To get a "preview" listen to the audio book as narrated by award-winning actor/producer Edwin Wald, all you need to do is CLICK HERE. After Woodstock: The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, and a Manhattan Breakdown ($24.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757003929) is available as a hardcover from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, and everywhere else that books are sold. (In addition to now being available in audio exclusively through ACX on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes/Apple, After Woodstock is also available as an eBook wherever you get and read your eBook titles.)