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Publisher's Summary

Yes I Can is the self-portrait of one of the extraordinary men of our time, who became a figure of controversy because he dared to live his life not as a Negro but as a man. "I've got to be a star like another man has to breathe" writes Sammy Davis. "I've got to get so big, so powerful, so famous that the day will come when they'll look at me and see a man, and then somewhere along the way they'll notice he's a Negro."
Yes I Can “is:...one of the most candid, engrossing and important American autobiographies of our time,” wrote the N.Y. Herald Tribune Book Editor and Critic Maurice Dolbier. "One of the really great autobiographies ever written." Brother Judd, Audible.com.
©1965 Sammy Davis, Jr. and Jane and Burt Boyar (P)2012 Sammy Davis, Jr and Jane and Burt Boyar
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kdoll on 04-03-14

Sammy Davis was the performer of all times. . .

What did you love best about Yes I Can?

While Sammy's life appeared glamorous, the book tells a very different story. It reveals the truth behind the broad, make-believe smile and the eyes that spoke louder than the voice.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Burt Boyar?

This book should have been narrated by a better voice. . .the one thing I did not like about the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By VeeBee47 on 06-09-15

A Story Beautifully Told

Burt Boyar was emotional, REAL, loving and wonderful. I was moved to tears at times. I loved it. Would read again.






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5 out of 5 stars
By J Butterworth on 01-24-17

Loved it!

Fascinating story of Sammy 's life. I had so much trouble tearing myself away each night!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 04-12-16

Yes I Can Sammy Davies Jr

Very moving, I just didn't want it to end. Inspirational. What an incredible man. He has now turned me on to his music. Thank you Sammy.

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