- Taschenbuch: 371 Seiten
- Verlag: Macmillan USA (1. Mai 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1250044499
- ISBN-13: 978-1250044495
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 2,2 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 892.437 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
My Way: An Autobiography (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 8. April 2014
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"A lively, entertaining autobiography by one of the true legends of the music busines."--"Booklist""" "Tenacious, tickled with success, Anka splashes plenty of juice and little restraint."--"Publishers Weekly"
A lively, entertaining autobiography by one of the true legends of the music busines. "Booklist"
Tenacious, tickled with success, Anka splashes plenty of juice and little restraint. "Publishers Weekly""
"A lively, entertaining autobiography by one of the true legends of the music busines." --Booklist
"Tenacious, tickled with success, Anka splashes plenty of juice and little restraint." --Publishers Weekly
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
PAUL ANKA had his own vocal group by the age of thirteen and released his first single at sixteen. His first million-selling #1 hit, "Diana", made him a star. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, and lives in Southern California.
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tell the reader how wonderful and smart he is.
Some reviews by other readers saying the book is at times self-serving and mean spirited are right on. Anka implies he deflowered Annette Funicello when she was a teen. Pretty classy, Paul. Frank Sinatra was an arrogant vindictive horndog, Bob Hope kept a stable of call girls, and JFK banged anything that moved. Guess its OK to dish the dirt on people who aren't around to call you on it.
Despite all that the book is fascinating when he discusses the song writing process and chord theory (I'm serious). Many of the anecdotes about his contemporaries ring true and the reader will find much to chuckle at (e.g., the pillow fight with Jerry Lee Lewis). He pays appropriate homage to those who helped him along the way. This is the bio of a guy who always wanted to be the next Sinatra but didn't quite make it. Despite that he was a major second-tier talent for many years with a diverse portfolio of impressive accomplishments. Too bad he had to tear others down while building himself up.
I was very disappointed in him, his repetitiveness page after page, and then going back to repeating text in earlier chapters a number of times, most of all his complete lack of modesty about himself.
In Paul's view, Paul is one down from God. He would have to be the biggest ego tripper that drew breath, wow how wonderful I am. I'll bet he goes to bed with a life size photo of himself to send him off to Anka-land.
Yes he is a very clever man as far as writing songs are concerned, but he gets 2 out of 10 from me and only that because I was interested in the Rat Pack, Buddy Holly and some of the early true legends of 50's - 60's music.
He goes on about the baddies in Vegas, on and on and on! Boring.
I got so over his own back patting, and rubbishing of many of the now dead stars that I didn't finish the book and threw it away!
I would certainly not recommend this book unless you are deeply in love with Paul, as much as he is.