Crazy Making - Justin Furstenfeld

Crazy Making

By Justin Furstenfeld

  • Release Date: 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
From 43 Ratings


Crazy Making is an inside look into the words and lyrics of Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. This expanded third edition of Furstenfeld’s book contains lyrics, handwritten notes, and personal photographs. The book includes all lyrics from Blue October’s albums and EPs, from 1998’s The Answers through 2011’s Any Man In America, as well as a preview of the band’s latest album, Sway, and lyrics from a number of unreleased songs. Crazy Making gives the reader a personal and in depth look inside Furstenfeld’s creativity and thought process. 

Crazy Making includes full length audio on select songs to enhance the reading experience, as well as Blue October’s music videos from Any Man In America and Sway, and links to all of the band’s digitally available catalog.


  • Crazy Making

    By Mert72450
    I am a huge fan so it is no surprise I loved this book. Blue October is the only thing me and my 5 sisters agree on.
  • The Perfect Companion to his Music

    By Kool3456789
    Crazy Making is the perfect companion piece to all Justin's music. His details and descriptions of what the songs meant when he wrote them and where his head space was at brings a whole new light on the music. A must own for any Blue October fan
  • An Open Book

    By RockstarCondoms
    My wife and I have been huge fans of Justin and his band Blue October. We didn't realize how much goes into each song until we saw Justin at his Open Book Tour and listened to him read from his book, Crazy Making. Each chapter or song has an incredible heart wrenching story behind it. And Justin is an amazing story teller. He takes you into his heart. This book is about Justin's struggles through life, love for his daughter, and becoming the man he is today. He has included artwork, photos and handwritten notes. I highly recommend it.
  • Behind the Words

    By JennM14
    Love love love being able to spend a little time in the mind of Justin Furstenfeld. The man is (in my opinion) a creative genius. These stories, little tidbits, bring even more meaning to the songs I already love.
  • What a mind to look into....fascinating!

    By DeepSkinABV
    I'm a professional writer and a published poet. As such, I have perhaps a lofty standard for these types of collections. Even so; I was awed and fascinated by every page of this book. I found myself relating to Mr. Furstenfeld while at the same time being fascinated by the way his mind and his artwork comes together. Poet or not, long time fan or just discovering the magic of Blue October, I strongly suggest buying this book!
  • Crazy Making

    By R Pie
    I have been a fan of this band for over a decade. Justin's honesty is remarkable and brave. This insight into his reasons behind and his truth is such a gift. I love all the photos. If you've ever read his lyrics you will understand the alure. R
  • Crazy Making

    By Dani19952014
    This book is absolutely perfect. We all most likely agree that Justin’s songs are already very emotional and descriptive. We can feel what he is feeling. I absolutely love how he describes his mindset when he was writing the songs. He is already a very open person, but I love this book, because he opens up his deepest thoughts.
  • Therapeutic Delight

    By JpoZj
    You will not find a more in dept lyricist. The feelings and emotions of real world experiences coming through in Justin’s words are incredible. You can see his fall to depression and rise up through the struggles to achieve happiness in life. Coming from a person who has been diagnosed with clinical depression, the songs in this book has helped me deal and realize I am not alone in my struggles. There is no amount of thanks I can give this guy for having a way of putting these feelings into words.
  • blue love

    By birthblessing
    love the book. so interesting to read Justins “diary” How he deals with his insecurities, heart break, loneliness into happiness. Inspiring, interesting xo
  • Amazing band, amazing book!!

    By laurenstrother
    Love Blue October's music and LOVE reading about why a song was written and what it means to them. Such an amazing band!!