Life Is A Gift

Life Is A Gift

The Zen of Bennett

Book - 2012
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One of the most well-known and beloved vocalists of our time, Tony Bennett is an American icon. Now, in this rich and beautiful memoir, the legendary Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer takes us behind the scenes of his multi-platinum career. Revealing, insightful, and always moving, Life Is a Gift tells the stories of Bennett's experiences in the music industry, what he learned, and who he met along the way, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Duke Ellington, as well as Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, and Lady Gaga. A "master class in life," this revealing retrospective offers an intimate look at Tony Bennett's journey, from growing up during the Great Depression to carving a career in popular music that has spanned more than six decades as his popularity among all generations continues to grow.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012.
ISBN: 9780062207067
Characteristics: xviii, 250 p., [32] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,24 cm.


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Nov 21, 2017

Too slow moving. Not enough feeling.

LaughingOne Oct 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have loved Tony Bennett the singer for decades. Now I also love Tony Bennett the human being. It was enlightening to read about his life -- his youth, his time as an infantryman in World War II, his early days as a singer and entertainer, how others helped him get started and along the way, and how he in turn has helped others starting out. The quotes at the end of most sections are inspiring; I have copied a few to keep for myself and to remind me of how I can be a better person. Thank you Tony Bennett, for your many contributions to our lives and for holding on to and living by your truths.

Aug 15, 2013

I have read the book and I had liked it he had a lot going on in his life this book is for everyone to read

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2013

February 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

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