Not unlike the author I am a lifelong Billy Joel fan. I have often read previous biographies with disappointment in that they rarely have anything different to say.Jon Brett's new book has,at last,finally broken this mould. He has cleverly managed to blend narrative with personal encounters to provide a completely different perspective of Billy Joel's career.Great care has been taken to interview a collection of people and musician ,some of whom have never been interviewed before, who reveal new material and anecdotal stories about Billy Joel and their time playing with him. In addition,a combination of the author's personal journey as a fan, great photographs and wonderful comments from Billy Joel fans from around the world made this an absorbing read.I am definitely An Innocent Fan fan !
Its a really enjoyable and easy read. 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" !!
i really enjoyed this book as it gave a perspective from a great journalist , but it also gave a different angle about billy joels exploits from a fans point of view . i found the book interesting and certainly covered quite a few things that im sure real fans of billy joel will find it interesting too . overall a great read