"A fascinating reminder of music's profound impact across the life course, Destined for Greatness
offers a backstage look at how musicians pursue, abandon, or creatively accommodate their rock and roll dreams with the realities of growing up."
— Ross Haenfler
"Michael Ramirez tells a fascinating story of emerging adulthood, developing an identity as a professional musician, and confronting the challenges of sustaining a career in the indie college music scene."
— William T. Bielby
"?Weekly Book List, April 20, 2018" by Nina Ayoub
— Chronicle of Higher Education
"The Page 99 Test: Michael Ramirez's Destined for Greatness
— The Page 99 Test
"My Book, The Movie" blog post about Destined for Greatness
— My Book, The Movie
"Campaign for the American Reader" blog post on Destined for Greatness
— Campaign for the American Reader
New Books Network - New Books in Sociology interview with Michael Ramirez
— New Books Network
"This is an excellent addition to an evolving area of scholarship."
"Book Explores Athens Music," in Georgia Magazine
— Georgia Magazine
"?Rock stars are made, not born," essay by Michael Ramirez
— Work in Progress
"Through his meticulous study of 48 indie-rock musicians aspiring musical success, Ramirez sketches a captivating picture of the motivations, considerations, and concerns of these musicians and their endeavors to make music their vocation."
— Work and Occupations
"A very timely and important book. It should appeal to a wide variety of sociologists with divergent research interests."
— American Journal of Sociology