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A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life: A Portrait by His Daughter Paperback – September 1, 2000
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Think of it this way: the same guy who wrote "Once in Love with Amy" wrote "Baby, It's Cold Outside," not to mention "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" and "Inchworm." There were, of course, many, many other classics, but the variety alone is staggering. Over the years, as I grew up, I might hear my dad singing a bit of "Standing on the Corner," or my mom singing "A Bushel and a Peck" or "I Believe in You." When I found out later in life that all of these songs were written by the same person, I was astonished! And he wrote both music and lyrics for most of his songs.
Susan Loesser's book puts her dad's creative process in focus, but her book also paints an honest portrait of a man ruthlessly driven toward perfection and success. So clever, that his letters and conversations were sprinkled with great lines, it seems he was always "on." A Most Remarkable Fella is a compelling look at Frank Loesser as both an unsurpassed artist and a flawed man.
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