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Posted October 10, 2010
A wonderful history of the songwriters who gave us Broadway and Hollywood musicals that kept America singing and dancing in the 20th century. Employing both humor and the insight of a critic, Wifrid Sheed also reveals both the virtues and flaws of these personalities, who often seem larger than life. I found his book revealing as well as very entertaining.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This was one of of the most poorly written, poorly organized and boring books I've read in a long time. The author is incredibly egotistical, I hoped that was just in the introduction but it continued throughout the book. The writing was terrible. It was repetitive and most of the time it was extremely difficult to follow. It was also difficult to discern the point he was trying to make. In general, he writes like Andy Rooney talks on 60 Minutes. My husband and I read this book for a couple's book club - and we both agreed that it was a waste of time and a disappointment. In comparison, another book about singer - songwriters - Girls Like Us (about Carole King, Joni MItchell, and Carly Simon was well-written, engaging, enjoyable, well-organized, and an all-around excellent read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 15, 2010
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