I became aware of this book when a flyer was pressed into my hand on the way into Billys' concert at Wembley in June. I spoke to other Billy Joel fans at and after the concert and was advised those who had read it that I should also do so. They were right and I am grateful to them and of JonBrett. Like him, a life long can of Billy this book proved beyond doubt for me that his songs speak to people, they way they speak to me. We all have our favourite and that's great. The interviews with band members past and present were informative without being salacious. The anecdotes of Jon and his wife as fans travelling to Billys home town Tec were humorous and self deprecating. The book also confirmed my impression of the British Billy - Eliot Pace as. Being an altogether great bloke too. Incidentally Elio and his band give a fantastic performance of Billys' music, if you haven't yet, seek them out. I finished the book in 2 sessions, engrossed as I was and have subsequently re-read it and enjoyed it all over again. Though I have not met Billy in person, this book does allow the reader some kind of vicarious experience through the experience of the author.
I’ve followed all things Billy Joel’ for some time now’ so when I heard this new writer JonBrett had gone on to write a book about the one person I’ve loved and followed since in my teens’ I thought I’ve got to get it’ so for mother’s day I received it’ and was so excited 😆