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Susan Greenbaum

This Life

(Compass; US: 31 Jan 2012; UK: 13 Feb 2012)

Harvard graduate, former Fortune 500 executive, and award-winning songwriter Susan Greenbaum offers up a richly realized 14-song collection that is quietly inspiring. Inflected with elements of country and contemporary folk, songs such as “Big”, “This Life”, “Walk In These Shoes”, “Magic”, “Penny on the Sidewalk”, and “He’s Not Leavin’” are among the best here. Greenbaum’s sense of humor reveals itself in unexpected ways in unexpected places and makes This Life a unique entry into the wider singer-songwriter oeuvre. Alternating perfectly between gravity and levity throughout Greenbaum reveals herself as a smart songwriter who doesn’t overthink or overfeel.


Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as and

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