Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha??

Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha??

by Christine Lavin
     
 

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�Her biography, like her life, is a work of art.� So says singer/songwriter Janis Ian about Christine Lavin and her book Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha?? In this book, and now audiobook, Lavin recounts her circuitous, often hilarious route to becoming one of contemporary folk music�s most respected and beloved songwriters and performers. From Lincoln Center and

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�Her biography, like her life, is a work of art.� So says singer/songwriter Janis Ian about Christine Lavin and her book Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha?? In this book, and now audiobook, Lavin recounts her circuitous, often hilarious route to becoming one of contemporary folk music�s most respected and beloved songwriters and performers. From Lincoln Center and other New York hot spots to theaters, music halls, and coffeehouses across North America and beyond, life on the road has defined Lavin�s life and music. If she lacked a master plan, she had the heart and chutzpah to keep moving and noting carefully what she saw of human nature along the way. It paid off. Her laser-sharp wit and perceptive irony produced a body of song, and now a book, that captures her life and touches our own (foibles included).

Christine�s 14-hour audiobook also includes a foreword written and read by actor and singer-songwriter Jeff Daniels; two brand-new verses of the classic song �It Was a Very Good Year,� sung by its author, Ervin Drake; and a cappella bookmarks performed by The Accidentals.

As Christine reads her lively tales, she occasionally picks up her guitar and sings to illustrate a point. Join her on this memorable and fun-filled journey and learn some of the most beloved talents in music, stage and screen. As Dirty Linen magazine puts it: �Christine Lavin is a storyteller par excellence. She can take the most trivial encounter and spin it into gold, exposing the heart of the matter with humor and grace.�

Editorial Reviews

Bill Hahn
“Christine Lavin is an artist who covers the gamut
of performance in many genres; intimate of stars in the worlds of jazz, folk, and Broadway. She shares details of her life from Catholic school to a catholic life in this really readable book—Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha?? You join her in a most personal journey through her life and become her companion on a trip you want to go on unendingly.”
—Bill Hahn, producer/host, Traditions and Sunday Simcha, WFD
Danny Burstein
“Christine Lavin is quite simply one of the greatest people on earth. I adore her and admire her more than I could ever say. Her book details her amazing life and journey in the arts. Christine Lavin has managed to never lose hold of her creativity and humanity while reaching for the stars. Anyone interested in what a life in the arts without compromise is really like should read this book.” —Danny Burstein, Tony-nominated actor
Janis Ian
“Christine Lavin is the unsung heroine of the latter-day folk movement. Her tireless support of talented songwriters has brought out the best in many, given chances to more than a few, and put her head and shoulders above most people claiming to be ‘star-makers.’ Her autobiography, like her life, is a work of art.” —Janis Ian, singer/songwriter
Michael Stock
“When I see Christine Lavin in concert, I laugh and shed a few tears. Reading Cold Pizza for Breakfast, I laughed and shed a few tears. Just like her concerts, I didn’t want it to end.” —Michael Stock, host, WLRN Radio (Miami)
Stuart Ross
“Cold Pizza is a creative and cozy journey through
the warm and witty life of one of the finest singer/songwriters performing today. I was completely absorbed by the experiences and people that make up the soundtrack of Christine Lavin’s life. Her point of view on her own world is as specific, witty, compassionate, and honest as her music. Through this book she has created a narrative that lets us in on the creative process of a writer who celebrates the joys of yesterdayȁ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981983523
Publisher:
Tell Me Press, LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 6.38(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Christine Lavin has released 20 solo albums and eight compilations. She has garnered eight ASCAP Awards and was the founder of the performing folk collective Four Bitchin� Babes. Her songs are performed by artists including Sutton Foster and have been featured in Off Broadway and touring productions. She created and currently hosts �Slipped Discs� on XM/Sirius Radio�s The Village.

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