Carreras is the third of today's trio of famous operatic tenors and friends (the others being Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo) to write an autobiography. Tremendous worldwide interest followed the announcement of his sudden, life-threatening bout with leukemia in 1987 that forced him to withdraw from singing for a year. Carreras's account of this and subsequent events, from a successful bone marrow transplant in Seattle to triumphant post-recovery recitals in Barcelona and Vienna, is compelling. The elements of great talent, fame, tragedy, and miraculous recovery, combined with the author's zest for life, should earn Carreras the author a new audience, while renewing interest in his many fine recordings. This is the first book on Carreras available in English. Especially recommended for public libraries and for music collections.-- James E. Ross, Seattle P.L.