This is the second book by Tracey Thorn, the singer of Everything But The Girl, and it is a sort of follow up to her autobiography. In a way.
Thorn was a reluctant pop star, and has taken a long break from performing. She decided to investigate the whole idea of singing,and it's a fascinating read.
She looks into why we sing, why we do so in public, how we decide what accent to adopt when we sing, how we remember the words, and lots of other aspects. She moves happily between "Wheels on the bus" and opera. It was a really interesting read, and very accessible, not at all dry or theoretical. Highly recommended.
(And the title refers to a nightmare, not an EBTG gig that you missed...!)