The Times Higher Education Supplement has a rave review of Tim Lawrence's Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-1992. Reviewer Martin James says that too often pop music books stick to tried-and-true subjects. "Full marks to Duke University Press, then, for this welcome addition to
the pop music pantheon," he writes. "Not only is it not another foray along
well-trodden routes (do we really need more books about the Beatles and
Bob Dylan?), but it's also an exemplary demonstration of exactly what a
biography should do." James says Lawrence "effortlessly explores his subject and in so doing shines fresh light on
the darkened recesses of both New York's downtown music scene and the
popular cultural landscape of Russell's times." He concludes that Hold On to Your Dreams is "a must if you're interested in untold tales rather than yet another wander through familiar territory."