All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett

All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett

by David Evanier
     
 

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The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett

"David Evanier's All the Things You Are is a work of profound empathy and musical understanding. Tony Bennett lives in these pages as a matchlessly joyous singer whose brilliance refracts from a deep and subtle soul."
James Kaplan, author of Frank: The Voice

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The first complete biography of singing legend Tony Bennett

"David Evanier's All the Things You Are is a work of profound empathy and musical understanding. Tony Bennett lives in these pages as a matchlessly joyous singer whose brilliance refracts from a deep and subtle soul."
James Kaplan, author of Frank: The Voice

"Much as Tony Bennett's music is appreciated, so will be this insightful book about the man behind the music."
Gay Talese

"Like the American songbook, Tony Bennett is indestructible. He has become the greatest champion of classic songs and thanks to his interpretation of them, they will go on and on. All the Things You Are is a stylishly written book that mirrors its subject. David Evanier has great knowledge and depth of understanding of Tony Bennett and his legacy. This is a significant work of art."
Michael Feinstein

"The great thing about David Evanier's biography—beyond its reliable research, nuanced evaluations, and stylistic eloquence—is that by looking closer at a great artist than the artist might have wished, it uncovers a man even more worthy of our admiration than we knew: a valiant defender of civil rights as well as the classic American songbook and the singer's right to enhance it by his own light."
Gary Giddins, author of Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams and Warning Shadows

Editorial Reviews

Sam Roberts
…a raw, quintessential New York story.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
In this heartfelt tribute, Evanier (who has written biographies of Bobby Darin and Jimmy Roselli) bemoans that the accomplishments of legendary crooner Tony Bennett are inadequately known despite his fame and popularity. From interviews, archival materials, and his own listening to Bennett's music, Evanier chronicles Bennett's life and work, from a 10-year-old Bennett leading a throng of people, along with Mayor La Guardia, across the newly opened Triborough Bridge, singing "Marching Along Together," through his drug addiction and loss of his record label up to his present success. Evanier passes lightly over Bennett's shortcomings, but in the end Evanier's passion for Bennett shines through. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118033562
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,055,287
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

David Evanier is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of both nonfiction and fiction. He was formerly senior editor of the Paris Review, and his work has appeared in Best American Short Stories. He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the McGinnis-Ritchie Short Fiction Award. Evanier has written for the New York Times (including "Paper Cuts," its music blog), the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, the New Republic, the Nation, and many other publications. He has received residence fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, is a full-time member of the Writers Room where he wrote this book, and has taught at UCLA. His other books include Making the Wiseguys Weep: The Jimmy Roselli Story, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Roman Candle: The Life of Bobby Darin.

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