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And Else: A Version of Life According to Mick Sterling

ISBN: 9781643438436
Binding: Paperback
Author: Mick Sterling
Pages: 224
Trim: 5.25 x 7.5 inches
Published: 2/16/2021

"An engaging book of essays about what's important in life: music, art, respect, faith, heartbreak, and humor. Mick Sterling is a very humorous and thoughtful soul."

—Louie Anderson, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, bestselling author, and St. Paul native

Minneapolis music legend Mick Sterling is a natural-born storyteller and he gives us much to ponder, here: The perfect slice of toast. Cringey basement parties. Naked swimming lessons. Sharing a stage with Prince. Saying goodbye to his son. And Else.

Tender moments, awkward moments, moments that make you glad to be alive, Sterling leaves it all on the page. Juxtaposing his silliest observations with his darkest heartbreak, he's formed an unforgettable anthem of life that will make you want to crank up the volume of your own life and roll the windows all the way down.


Mick Sterling is widely known as one of the Twin Cities' leading Soul and R&B front men. For over forty years he's been a cornerstone of the industry: producing concerts, festivals, charity events, and even the documentary film, Bunker's: An American Music Story. In 2011, Mick created The 30-Days Foundation, a Minnesota nonprofit famous for helping families in need. And Else is Mick's second book. The Long Ride Home: A Life in the Minnesota Music Scene was his first. For more information, visit


"Mick Sterling is a very special guy. You may not notice how special the first time you meet him, or even the second time. But he knows exactly how special you are after he meets you. Now you can find out just how special he really is after you read his engaging book of essays, And Else.

Discover a talented musician and songwriter, singer, philanthropist, father, husband, and a very humorous and thoughtful soul (who even played on the same stage as Prince Rogers Nelson). In this book, you'll learn a lot about Mick—like why he thinks it's not right to have to swim naked in gym class (I swear)! Or why card tables are so important. As you'll see in And Else, he knows what's important in LIFE, including music, art, respect, faith, heartbreak, and humor. But most of all you'll wish Mick was your friend, brother, and maybe even your Papa." - Louie Anderson, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, bestselling author, and St. Paul native