Tony Bennett never wants to retire: "If you study the mastersPicasso, Jack Benny, Fred Astaireright up to the day they died, they were performing. If you are creative, you get busier as you get older." And he never loses his touch. Whether he is singing duets with Paul McCartney, Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, or Amy Winehouse, this Queens-born performer remains his inimitable self. In his new memoir Life is a Gift, that inimitable self is in full, radiant view, dispensing memories of his career, his collaborators, and the wisdom that he has picked up along the way. An original.
Life Is a Gift: The Zen of Bennettby Tony Bennett
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
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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Meet the Author
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.
- Date of Birth:
- August 3, 1926
- Place of Birth:
- Astoria, Queens, New York, New York
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I would buy anything by Tony Bennett!!! I am 70 yrs old and have loved his music since I was a teenager. he never fails to produce a beautiful product. keep them coming Tony!!
This book sang to my spirit when my spirit needed a song...that says it all.
What can I say? BRAVO!! Mr. Bennett...I absolutely, unequivocally, loved this book. Tony Bennett has been one of my favorite singers since way back when I was a teen-ager. I remember listening to his music over and over. I think the first song I remember hearing him sing was "Rags to Riches." Which if I remember correctly, it was a Number 1 hit, at the time way back in the early 1950s. He is like the energizing bunny, he just keeps going, and only gets better with age. I loved his "Duets" albums, what a treat they were. I never tire of listening to him sing.... I loved reading this book, I never highlighted a book as much as I did this one. I loved all his little gems or should I say... "The Zen of Bennett"... There were pictures of his many drawings, many photos of him with friends and family. What can I say? BRAVO!! Mr. Bennett... This book is part of my Nook library. I loved this book, therefore I am awarding it 5 Gold *****