In summary, a fine book, well written, and I thank Mr. Nolan for writing it.
She also recalled Shaw's various attempts to write, and how she felt that his writing very often was emotionally empty, and why she felt that way.
Still, I felt I knew him, having read his memoir, "The Trouble With Cinderella," several times, starting at age 15.
Fascinating insight into the life of one of America's Jazz Giants! Held me all the way through!Published 5 months ago by Robert C. Price
Read and you will gain insight into the complete Artie Shaw and not just the musician. He was a complex person. You'll have to read it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jorge Barbarosa
I am a very long-time fan of Artie Shaw, as a clarinetist, bandleader, and of his various orchestras and small groups over the years. Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by Murray713
A couple years back I read Artie Shaw's autobiography, published in 1954, The Trouble with Cinderella. I went away from that with a pretty positive impression of the guy. Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Andrew Adelmann
I just finished a biography about Steve McQueen which made an attempt to explain McQueen's sometimes dreadful behavior by putting it in relation to the way he was raised and his... Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by G.I Gurdjieff
This book filled in a lot of blanks for me regarding the life of Artie Shaw. I became a fan in 1946 with the purchase of his Cole Porter album (78 rpm).Published on July 17, 2010 by Joseph C. Kullman
I enjoyed the book and was glad that I had bought it. As a clarinet player myself, I would have liked to have seen some information on the equipment that Artie used (other than... Read morePublished on July 2, 2010 by Hans