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I found the perfect birthday gift for a friend who is a huge Sondheim devotee. A rare, first print edition of Meryle Secrest's Stephen Sondheim: a Life was in my hands within... Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Cooper
The person is at last revealed. I don't understand most of the criticism of the book. If someone wants insights into the process of Sondheim's compositions, read the excellent... Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by ROBERT SMITH
One of the best things about Meryl Secrest's biography of Stephen Sondheim is that you finish it with a strong sense of knowing its subject fairly intimately--a tough thing with... Read morePublished on July 8, 2009 by Jay Dickson
I bought this for my boyfriend, a huge Stephen Sondheim fan, who has already read planty about Sondheim's works and life. He could not put this book down. Read morePublished on January 2, 2008 by CKJPJ
If you want to learn about Sondheim's life in detail, this is the most thorough account. Although there are books that are mostly about his work in which you can also find... Read morePublished on January 20, 2004 by Alan
Meryle Secrest presents a balanced, authoritative, comprehensive view of Sondheim. Secrest does "get" Sondheim: the man, the composer, the lyricist. Read morePublished on December 27, 2000
Meryle Secrest's book is one of a kind (so far): a story of Stephen Sondheim, the man, rather than simply Stephen Sondheim, the artist. Read morePublished on July 24, 2000 by Augustus Caesar, Ph.D.
This book is a wealth of information for anyone who loves Sondheim or musical theatre in general. I consider myself a Sonheim fanatic, but I still found information in this book... Read morePublished on January 27, 2000