A stunning book of lyrics from Hadestown--the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical--annotated and explained by its creator, songwriter Anais Mitchell"Working On A Songis one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read."-Lin-Manuel MirandaAnaisMitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020Anilluminating book of lyrics and stories fromHadestown-the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical-from its author, songwriter Anais 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 TheWall Street Journal, and "Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets," byThe New York Times, the show was a breakout hit, with its poignant social commentary, and spellbinding music and lyrics. In this book, Anais 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 toHadestown. 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.