I took two months to read this and I don’t regret it. I loved picking it up at night and reading all the tidbits all about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical (who I will be talking about like I know) along with Jeremy McCarter.
So, if you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is about Alexander Hamilton- a founding father that is little known about and who Lin made into a musical that is killing it on Hamiltour currently in San Francisco, Hamilton Chicago and of course, at Richard Rogers in NYC. And also about the people around them- his wife Eliza, BFF Angelica, frenemy Burr and co..
Also weaved into it is stories of the OG actors who play Angelica, Eliza, Peggy/Maria, Burr, George Washington, Lafayette/Jefferson etc. and why Lin and Co. liked them or why they liked the character (made me crush on Daveed Diggs more). Also with historical notes which make you sigh (like a letter A. Ham wrote to Eliza about why he sighs, which she kept in a necklace until she died) and ones that make you thank God for the talent that is these actors (I play the soundtrack at least once a day).
The more you read, the more you understand about its appeal to the masses (Obama for instance). The emotional, the happy and the sad. There isn’t a lot to say on this book because it is just amazing and worth every penny.
I would definitely say that if you love Hamilton and can’t get there this is a good substitute for a while to fuel your inner fan while wishing you could be in the room where it happened (damn those prices and sell out shows!).