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5.0 out of 5 stars Music, Passion, a dog called Brandy and a Gay bar! Read it!, 13 Dec 2000
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This review is from: Sweet Life: Adventures on the Way to Paradise (Hardcover)
My mum was a great fan and until I read "Sweet Life", I would take delight in teasing my mum and was quick to jump on the band wagon to criticise Barry Manilow for the size of his nose and the "corny lyrics" in his popular hits. As a music student, his musical arrangements fascinated me to the extent that it made me pick up his book (when my mum wasn't looking) and begin a journey that changed my life forever.
In this fascinating story off Barry's life, he takes you on an emotional rollercoaster though the days when he grew up with his mother and grandparents to the day that his estranged father turned up just before Barry was about to go on stage.
When you read Barry's story, you realise that he worked hard and believed in his music and never gave up. Even when he was broke and couldn't afford the airfares to fly his band back home, he found the strength to go on.
The honesty in the book deserves admiration as Barry talks of the time after his great success with "Mandy" when he found himself turning into "a Brat". When you close the back cover to this book you will never again see an American with a big nose in a frilly shirt singing Copacabana. You will instead see a man who has risen from nothing to share with the world his love in life and in music and the corny words transpire into beautiful lyrics with amazing melodies sang from the heart with great strength and emotion. A must for everyone with a heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT., 3 April 2014
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BARRYS ADVENTURES ARE HILARIOUS AND SOME TIMES VERY SAD,THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN BY BARRY HIM SELF
AND EVERY ONE SHOULD READ THIS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet LIfe:Adventures on the Way to Paradise, 6 Jan 2012
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Bought as a gift for a special friend who is a Barry Manilow fan. She was delighted with the gift and has enjoyed it very much. I always find buying from Amazon a brilliant way to shop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 July 2014
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Sweet Life: Adventures on the Way to Paradise by Barry Manilow (Hardcover - 12 Nov 1987)
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