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5.0 out of 5 stars A star is born!,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)This is possibly the most beautifully written memoir you'll ever read. You don't have to be an Andy Williams fan to start with - like me, you just need to be interested enough in an ordinary person's rise to fame to pull up a chair and start turning the pages. Make sure it's a comfortable chair, though, because you'll be glued to it for a while. The story of the crooner's rise from dirt-poor beginnings to international stardom is both touching and funny, and never less than totally captivating. Best of all, he writes with as much assurance and clarity as he ever delivered a song. Every single sentence is pitch-perfect, from first page to last. At the age of 82 Andy Williams might have left it a little later than most to start writing, but a new career could very easily beckon.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)Andy Williams seems to have known everyone in American popular culture over the last 60 years and has insights to spare; his life story is never less than fascinating and is even at times shocking to anyone only familiar with the suave host of the Andy Williams Show. The book is written in a compulsively readable style, and if last night at the Albert Hall is anything to go by, he's still got the voice as well!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read.,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)A well written and enjoyable book about a truly great entertainer.
It maybe glosses over some of the events in his life, but overall gives a good insight into the life of a singer who rose from humble origins to superstar ( over used word ) status.
I would recommend it to anyone interested in the golden age of quality entertainment, and a must for any Andy Williams fan.
A great read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Moon River And Me: The Autobiograpghy,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)This Andy Williams book was received promptly and safely. As a fan of this singer's work (one of the old brigade who find it advantageous to be able to actually hear the words!) I found it an interesting read.
4.0 out of 5 stars As smooth to read as Andy's voice is to listen to!,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)One would never expect an autobiography of a singer to be as beautifully written as this - but Andy Williams' memoir defies all stereotypes about the genre. It gives a penetrative insight into the life of one of America's greatest entertainers, and does not skirt around the painful issues of death and heartbreak. Though one cannot be sure Williams is telling the truth 100% of the time (such as him allegedly 'forgetting' how he got a rather risqué nickname), the book has the sense of being generally honest and I'm sure it would be difficult to relate 80 years of one's life story in perfect sincerity.
The book seems to embody him in every way - his style, his demeanor, and no doubt his effortless class. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys his music.
5.0 out of 5 stars Moon River and Me,
5.0 out of 5 stars great book,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)thoroughly entertaining for any Andy Williams fans and although one book went astray in the post it was replaced imediatly. Good book at a good price from a very helpful seller. Thanks
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than expected.,
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book felt I was there all the way through,
Anyhow he earned the good life he had, was a good dad that's important and gave some people a break, wish I could have met him but I did feel I was there when reading the book and a shame when I came to the end.
Would recommend this book anytime so go on get this and read it NOW.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Read,
This review is from: Moon River And Me: The Autobiography (Hardcover)I received well within the timescale stated and couldn't wait to read it as I have been a fan of Andy Williams since the early 60s. It arrived in excellent condition and was a very interesting red.
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