FDL Book Salon Welcomes David Evanier, All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett

By: Sunday September 4, 2011 1:59 pm

It’s never “happily ever after” for a superstar who cares about his work and respects his audience as much as Tony Bennett does. David Evanier has peeled the onion to reveal the sometimes-charming, often-raffish world of New York showbiz, and the competitive treadmill of recording for Columbia Records, people who always gravitate toward the quick buck rather than the distinguished catalog. That Tony has succeeded, and has had the best period of his career while in his 70s and 80s, is both a miracle and a great story, which David tells wonderfully.

 
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