The subject of Kirk Lake's There Will Be Rainbows is a famous artist who grew up in a famous family.
That can be a recipe for disaster, and though Rufus Wainwright has had his share of casualties, he does come out
intact on the other side. Lake captures it all in his biography of the son of songwriter, singer, and actor Loudon Wainwright III and
the late Canadian folksinger Kate McGarrigle.
After conducting dozens of intense interviews with musicians, producers, filmmakers and family friends, the author unrolls
Wainwright's life and includes all the bumps along his road: drug addiction, homosexuality, and a career that has had more than its share of ups and downs.
The subject himself is a fascinating character who talks about rehab, "gay hell," and the eternal search for a song hit. Lake presents the artist with all his flaws and still the reader wants to like him. It's a quirky tale about a very quirky musician. Elton John said, "Rufus Wainwright is the greatest songwriter on the planet." Read the book and see if he's right.