"This authorized biography of Bob Pollard is a blast...[Cutter] has captured the raucous and squalling voice of a powerful American songwriter."
"Essential for fans of GBV, lovers of '90 indies rock, and proud Ohioans."
"The author's lively writing captures the arc of indie-rock's mainstreaming...A well-crafted, intimate portrait of an unlikely, all-American rock-'n'-roll life."
"Essential reading for all fans of Guided By Voices, as well as anyone interested in the history of American indie rock."
"The first proper, objective,...definitive Guided by Voices biography."
"Cutter's entertaining new biography of "Uncle Bob," Closer You Are, does an excellent job telling the story of the all-American-boy-turned-alternative-rock-god who's much more complex than his brash, boozy stage persona would indicate."—NPR
"Closer You Are does a great job in making the unlikely success story of an elementary school teacher who accidentally becomes the first lo-fi icon an engaging read, even for non-devotees."—PopMatters
"A raucous read."
"Closer You Are is a solid rock bio, and fans of GBV and indie rock will love it."-—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"A boisterous chronicle of one of indie rock's least probable but most luminous and unremitting stars."