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As a part time musician and fan of the American Songbook I found this to be informative and loads of fun. It's great to hear from someone experiencing greatness and maintaining a humble and humor filled perspective!
I bought this book, the actual thing with words and paragraphs and stuff. Ok, it was the Kindle version, but it still had words and and paragraphs and stuff. It was over a year ago and to be frank I had trouble getting through the book. I was interested in the story. And I certainly am a fan of the musician writing the story. It was frustrating. And then about 2 weeks ago while picking up the book again, OK my Kindle, and getting through only another few pages it occurred to me to look for this as an audiobook. I did and I found it. This is a book to be listened to. The story really is quite wonderful. If you're interested in jazz, if you're interested in music, if you are specifically interested in John and his dad Bucky, well audio is the way to go. It was a blast. Having been a singer and being near the same circles as John (just near, as in nearby, no where near his success!) it was fun to read about different people I've met, seen perform, and worked in rooms next to the rooms they were working in;), I enjoyed hearing about all the back room goings-on. I think some of the insight into Sinatra's latter years and his relationship with his son, along with the anecdotes about Rosie Clooney were among the best. ... and Bucky's "higher, higher, lower, lower", had me laughing aloud.! This was a wonderful book, Ok wonderful audiobook ... a definite read or listen. Well done, bravo, Mr. Pizzarelli, both your writing and living a life well lived :)