Taxi: The Harry Chapin Story

Taxi: The Harry Chapin Story

by Peter Morton Coan


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ISBN-13: 9780806521916
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.22(h) x 1.42(d)

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Taxi, the Harry Chapin Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
gregg parker More than 1 year ago
Peter M. Coan has captured the essence, the energy and the musical magic that was Harry Chapin. This is a definite "can't put it down" read for EVERY Chapin fan - casual or fanatic. Mr. Coan reveals both the dreams AND the demons that drove Harry to attempt and accomplish more in his carreer than anyone else before or since. This book shows that despite adverse environments, hostile critics, the "typical" B.S. associated with the record industry and as many failures as successes that one man CAN make a difference. Read this and then read it AGAIN - you get more through repetition and this could be considered a guideline for any activist looking for inspiration. Broken down by song titles, the chapters bring to light Harry's formative years, family struggles and early musical ( and personal ) successes and failures. The further into this book you get, the more important it is to finish it - despite the tragic outcome of Harry's untimely death. Buy the book - buy TWO ( give one to a friend - I do ) and then listen to the music that provided the vehicle for Harry Chapin to become America's true troubador - marching uphill to his own beat and fighting to beat the odds against ending world hunger; it all STARTED here, and maybe - just MAYBE his story will make YOU or someone you know decide to stand up and make a difference. "I wonder what would happen to this world....." 
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coan's pesentation of Harry Chapin reveals was such a gifted but flawed individual. Such a sensitive but bull-headed visionary. We need more like him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. A must have for every Chapin fan.