of the many things Townshend writes about is his stint as an editor at the venerable British publisher Faber & Faber after the Who’s breakup in 1983. Journalists were initially skeptical, but at least one supporter didn’t bat an eye at his guitar-smashing
fame. “I met T. S. Eliot’s widow, Valerie, at Faber,” Townshend writes. “She took me very seriously and made it plain that the vagaries of rock ’n’ roll would pale against those of the wild men of the early Faber days. Ezra Pound had been Eliot’s editor, after
--Early Faber days?