on April 19, 2011
First, this memoir is a great read. Amram is a wonderfully engaging writer. It also gives a great impression of a restless young man learning his craft. Amram's formative years found him on the fringes of the Beats, at the early days of bebop and Joe Papp's Public Theatre. He played and wrote and drank and jammed and dated and whipped up crazy recipes and let a drifting crowd of artists crash on his floor. The book traces his growth as an artist from youthful excess and aimlessness to mature musician and composer. Totally recommended for young artists in any field. Amram is constantly positive and enthusiastic and for all his adventures and wanderings, he always ALWAYS put the music first. Very inspiring book.