Life Is A Gift

Life Is A Gift

The Zen of Bennett

Book - 2012
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The author recalls his life and long career as a highly popular singer, and reflects on people he has known and the life lessons he has gained from them.


One of the most well-known and beloved vocalists of our time, Tony Bennett is an American icon. Now, in this rich and beautiful memoir, the legendary Grammy and Emmy Award–winning singer takes us behind the scenes of his multi-platinum career. Revealing, insightful, and always moving, Life Is a Gift tells the stories of Bennett’s experiences in the music industry, what he learned, and who he met along the way, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, and Duke Ellington, as well as Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, and Lady Gaga. A "master class in life," this revealing retrospective offers an intimate look at Tony Bennett's journey, from growing up during the Great Depression to carving a career in popular music that has spanned more than six decades as his popularity among all generations continues to grow.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2012
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780062207289
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Biography B4392b
Characteristics: xxii, 271 p. (large print), [34] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Albom, Mitch 1958-


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Nov 21, 2017

Too slow moving. Not enough feeling.

LaughingOne Oct 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have loved Tony Bennett the singer for decades. Now I also love Tony Bennett the human being. It was enlightening to read about his life -- his youth, his time as an infantryman in World War II, his early days as a singer and entertainer, how others helped him get started and along the way, and how he in turn has helped others starting out. The quotes at the end of most sections are inspiring; I have copied a few to keep for myself and to remind me of how I can be a better person. Thank you Tony Bennett, for your many contributions to our lives and for holding on to and living by your truths.

Aug 15, 2013

I have read the book and I had liked it he had a lot going on in his life this book is for everyone to read

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2013

February 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter


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