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The Soul of It All: My Music, My Life [Kindle Edition]

Michael Bolton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After four decades in the music industry, Michael Bolton has cemented himself as one of the most successful musicians of our time. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is his backstage pass into his life lived thus far - into the venues, buses, limos and hotel rooms of stardom, and finally into his home and heart. His story will go long and dive deep, not only into his self-proclaimed 'vagabond vampire' life, but also into the belly of the beast that is the music industry, with its joys, follies and torments.

From a 14-year-old kid performing in dive bars to struggling to provide for his wife and kids, to finally breaking through with the Soul Provider album, Bolton has fought for and earned a life most just dream of. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is his life, chockful of all the incredible stories, and the star-studded cast you'd expect, including: Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Ray Charles and Lady Gaga.

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"We all know that my friend Michael Bolton is a gifted musician and a devoted philanthropist---but you may not know that he's also a talented storyteller. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is the fascinating journey of a man who is as powerful, bold, and soulful as his voice." ---Bill Clinton

Book Description

The long-awaited memoir of soul superstar Michael Bolton

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3643 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0751550566
  • Publisher: Sphere (29 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SS99BG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #238,815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One of the best books I have read, in a little while, and especially one of the best autobiographies, I have read, in a LONG while. I just couldn't stop reading and felt I was holding a James Patterson, or John Grisham, novel in my hands for I had to keep turning the pages for it was so captivating and gripping that you just had to know what happened next. On a purely book level it was wonderful for the way in which it is written is terrific and it contains everything a good book should like humour, pathos and sincerity and it is so well written that it just naturally flows. On it being Michael's book I found his honesty heartwrenching and well understand why he said it was one of the hardest things he had done for the places it must have taken him, in the writing of, are places a great majority of people have, in their lifes, visited but they are places and events which we have the right to place on shelfs and close the door on, whereas, he chose to open every door and tell what was inside and that, for me, took a lot of strength and a very strong desire to share and maybe as he feels he is on the back nine with nothing now to lose but everything still to gain in his life; time to clear the decks so that, hopefully, the back nine will be nothing but rewarding. Along with his honesty came his humour and he had me laughing out loud quite a few times and I feel too that it is not just a book about his life but it contains something that Michael always tries to do and, for me whether intentionally, or not, he has achieved it in this book, because he is trying to inspire: he is trying to inspire each and everyone of us to find and a live a dream and if we have a dream, to never give up on it and to always try in life to see the good that exists and to aim to achieve, to make that good, even better. Fantastic book and can't wait for sequel !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars michael bolton autobiography 10 Mar. 2013
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i have been a fan of michael since 1990 i have all his cd's ,and seen him twice in concert, i love his voice and listen to him as much as possible,i have a video of him in concert,and i have his book he wrote secret of the lost kingdom,when i saw he had done a autobiography i just had to get a copy ,this book is very easy to read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok 7 Jan. 2014
I consider myself a big Michael Bolton fan. Never miss a concert, etc etc. I was given the book as a present and sadly have to say it didn't hit the mark. I am a fan of autobiographies and read lots and lots of books. This one just never got of the ground. Don't know what I expected but there wasn't enough about his personal life,it was all about the music. I never even finished it. Wonder how someone who wasn't really a fan would feel. Stick to your music Michael.....Sorry!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Mind-Blowing 15 Feb. 2013
Words fail me when trying to describe how important this book is. Mike B, as I like to call him, has been an inspiration to me throughout my adult life and beyond. His music is the soundtrack to the remake of the sequel to the story of my life and now I have the words which capture the essence of Mike B's soul down in black and white. THANK YOU MIKE B! (But I do wish he'd grow his hair long again)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting read. 19 Jun. 2013
By Tracy S
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I am a big fan of Michael Bolton's music which is why I bought this book. I found his life story fascinating and once I started I didn't want to put it down. He had a very turbulent start to his music career and am so thankful he never gave up. This is a great read for fans of a very talented and determined artist.
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Format:Kindle Edition
Really interesting book charting the musical journey Michael has taken, kept me interested from start to finish. I did not realise the dedication and sheer hard work he uses to create his beautiful music. I have been a fan for many many years and he never disappoints but I think my favourite is 'The Gems' album which has some amazing duets.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read 6 May 2014
By lyn
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Amazing singer/songwriter and great history of his early struggle to make it(Overnight success,I don't think so) Simply the best entertainer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 30 Jan. 2014
By georgie
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Couldn't put this down, I felt like I was in the room with him listening to his voice. What a lovely man he is. I would recommend this to anybody who is a fan (or not for that matter)....

Buy it you won't be disappointed....
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