This is one of the most interesting books i've ever read about Billy Joel. Interspersed between interviews with band members and friends, past and present, we share Jon's experiences at Billy Joel concerts, meeting some of the people closest to Billy and his pilgrimage to Long Island to visit famous 'Billy Joel haunts' in an effort to meet the man himself. Jon's writing style is very easy to read, full of humour and i found out so much more about Joel than i ever read in any of the other biographies available. I also liked the little contributions from Billy Joel fans from around the world, that was a great touch! Congratulations Jon, i look forward to reading more of your work!
Being a Billy Joel fan I heard about this book after being given a flyer at a concert. Decided to treat myself and so glad I did. It's one person's stories about their passion and the people they have met connected through that passion. It also looks at the places and people who have been mentioned in the songs.
Its a really enjoyable and easyread. I love the story line being from the perspective of a life long fan rather then a regular biography. There are fascinating interviews with some of Billy's current and past band members and native NYC 'Long Islanders' who knew and grew up, with Billy Joel over the last 40 years, frequenting many of his old haunts including the authentic 'Italian Restaurant" !!