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A Terrific Read,
This review is from: Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw (Hardcover)
A terrific read from start to finish. Tom Nolan, who derived some of his material from Artie Shaw himself, captures both the misery and triumph of Shaw's life story in this engaging biography. Driven by self-hatred, Shaw's personal life was a train wreck of failed relationships; yet those same demons drove Shaw to push himself to develop his talent, which was immense by any standard, far beyond the commercial norm for his era. Artie Shaw was a fascinating man and his story, as told by Nolan, is a riveting portrait of a self-taught creative genius.