Silent Music is a short memoir about one tumultuous year in the author s life Set in , it s the author s account of a fairytale romance he has at agewith a beautiful young woman named Lisa But the initial whirlwind romance ultimately results in the author s emotional breakdown The remainder of the book chronicles the author s struggle to come to grips with the defeat of the relationship and the difficult journey to recovery Silent Music is the honest account of a crushing illness that is by turns heart rending and evocative It will speak to anyone who has been shattered by life, and then found the courage to pick up the pieces and go on