Life Is a Gift LP: The Zen of Bennett

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HarperCollins, Nov 20, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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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.

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User Review  - bookswoman - LibraryThing

I've admired Tony Bennett for years. He is a consummate professional and a great singer. He is also a renowned artist. This book is a little different, he gives hints and tips about how to make your ... Read full review

LIFE IS A GIFT: The Zen of Bennett

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The legendary master of the American songbook shares stories and lessons learned from a life in music.As Bennett (The Good Life: The Autobiography of Tony Bennett, 1998) notes, Frank Sinatra called ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Tony Bennett has sold millions of albums, earned multiple platinum and gold records, and won two Emmy Awards as well as seventeen Grammys, including the Recording Academy's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also named a Kennedy Center Honoree.

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