A real treat for Laura Nyro fans. Guest, LA based writer and Ms. Magazine's Senior Editor, Michele Kort. Michele's well researched biography, "Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro" has been described as "the perfect introduction to this highly talented and groundbreaking artist who left us much too soon." Taking four years to complete with over 100 interviews plus thousands of hours of research and writing, SOUL PICNIC: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro is the first-ever biography of the innovative, pioneering singer-songwriter. Covering Laura Nyro's life from her childhood and teen years in the Bronx to her great success as a singer, songwriter and humanitarian, to her untimely death from ovarian cancer in 1997, at age 49. Michele's book's primary focus is on Laura Nyro's life, relationships and most important, her music, covering in detail the making of each of her albums. The book also uncovers aspects of Nyro's offstage life never previously revealed. Her own remarkable albums, such as Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, and Gonna Take A Miracle served as an abiding influence on other popular musicians, as well as on an underground international legion of fans.