Working On A Song is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read. -- Lin-Manuel Miranda Ana s Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020 An illuminating book of lyrics and stories from Hadestown --the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical--from its author, songwriter Ana s Mitchell with a foreword by Steve Earle On Broadway, this fresh take on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has become a modern classic. Heralded as The best new musical of the season, by The Wall Street Journal , and Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets, by The New York Times , the show was a breakout hit, with its poignant social commentary, and spellbinding music and lyrics. In this book, Ana s Mitchell takes readers inside her more than decade's-long process of building the musical from the ground up--detailing her inspiration, breaking down the lyrics, and opening up the process of creation that gave birth to Hadestown . Fans and newcomers alike will love this deeply thoughtful, revealing look at how the songs from the underground evolved, and became the songs we sing again and again.