Books Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello Hardcover, 674 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $30 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleUnfaithful Music & Disappearing InkAuthorElvis Costello Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A personal introspective by the pop songwriter and performer traces his Liverpool upbringing, artistic influences, creative pursuit of original punk sounds and emergence in the MTV world. Genres: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Awards and Recognition 4 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink Music Interviews Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music' October 13, 2015 Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says. Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music' Listen · 7:59 7:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/447225480/448379080" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Books Elvis Costello's 'Unfaithful Music' Is Defiantly Fun October 13, 2015 The musician's new autobiography doesn't follow the conventions of memoir — it jumps around in time from his childhood to his days in the pop-rock trenches, and it doesn't shy away from ugly moments.