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User Review  - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing

Top five biography I've ever read. A comprehensive, meticulous, myth-busting piece of scholarship. Kelley lauds Monk's genius, but doesn't shy away from the difficult Monk. Instead, he truly humanizes ... Read full review

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User Review  - emmakendon - LibraryThing

Meticulously researched, this was as close up as I imagine I could ever come to Monk through words, and understand what it was like to work with him, to learn from him and to face the frustrations he afforded! Excellent, excellent tribute. Read full review

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Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) rose from a humble beginning as the son of day laborers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to become one of the legendary—though misunderstood and underappreciated—composers ... Read full review

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This is a splendid biography of one of the seminal figures of modern jazz. The book truly brings Monk to life, and sheds wonderful light on his various activities.

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