From Publishers Weekly
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My best friend's dad produced Frank Sinatra and Nat king Cole at capitol records in the 1950s. Johnny Mercer started capitol records. I also love the songs he wrote.Published 2 months ago by kmh
Well written, researched more or less properly. lots of info about the lyrics, which is good. Too much about his sound rhymes, which was not. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ddledgenet
This is a fascinating account of Mercer's amazing career as a lyricist.Published 9 months ago by James Lewis
Exactly the depth one seeks from a biography of such a complicated man as Mercer. Would have liked a little more of the process of how he managed to write so many terrific... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Fudd From Manhattan
This is a poignant biography of one of America's great lyricists. He drew on his childhood growing up in Savannah, Georgia for may of his lyrics. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lanny
Terrific biography of Mercer. Sometimes I questioned the validity of some of the personal stories, but I would think the researcher was thorough or he would have been sued.Published on July 31, 2014 by Trippandahalf
Obviously a true and poignant account of Johnny Mercer's life. A marvelously talented and humanly flawed man with all the insecurities of the rest of us.Published on May 17, 2014 by Dorene H. Young
Johnny Mercer is not a household name but his music is part of our American lexicon. His are part of the American sound book and most are familiar to our pop culture. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by Dr. Wilson Trivino