Reads like a 500-page review of Waits' music. This book is certainly biographical, but by no means is it a proper biography. Save your time and money...I wish I had.Published 4 months ago by will gaylord
wow, what a story of a genius of our time though often underrated, often underappreciated but very important to the music and poetry worldPublished 6 months ago by Greg Mitchell
Any true fan buying this book should be ashamed. Or, better said, any true fan buying this book isn't a fan at all. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stefan Habulinec
This book contains several entertaining stories, but it suffers from having the most misleading title possible. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kawika
This was clearly written at the publisher's insistence. The author had no access to Waits or his close friends or collaborators. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tim Smith
Hoskyns seems cynical about his ability to pull together a descent biography of Waits without their permission, but does a respectable job.Published 13 months ago by opops00
Here's the deal- I'm a huge Tom Waits fan these days. I used to listen to him here and there, but never to the extent of how often I'm listening to him now. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Howard L. Frankel
I am halfway through the book.
It is respectfully done without being too sacrine.
It seems to paint Tom in a reasonable light....for the information out there. Read more
Most of the other two-star reviews have covered the problems with this book - the snarky tone, the baseless Kathleen-as-Yoko musings, padding out thin material with song-by-song... Read morePublished on August 28, 2011 by oblio