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Publisher's Summary

Marvin Hamlisch got his start as a rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand, and went on to co-create A Chorus Line, write the Oscar-winning musical score for The Way We Were, and win many other awards for the music he wrote for the stage and screen. Hamlisch is one of only a handful of people to win a Grammy, a Tony, an Oscar, and an Emmy.

In this revealing autobiography, written in partnership with noted freelance writer Gerald C. Gardner, Hamlisch tells the story of his childhood, his marriage, and his friendships with stars including Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, and Groucho Marx. The autobiography paints a nostalgic and intimate picture of Broadway and Hollywood.

After his death in 2012, Barbra Streisand made a tribute to him in her appearance on the 2013 Oscar broadcast. This book includes moving words from Hamlisch's many celebrity friends during the memorial service held shortly after his death.

©1992, 2013 Marvin Hamlisch and Gerald Gardner (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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A Lovely Read

It was so interesting to hear about his early childhood and how his early mental disposition influenced his decisions way up into later adulthood. He writes honestly and with a lot of humor. From the heart he expresses his highs and painful setbacks. One gets a real picture of who he was.

The narrator was excellent!

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really enjoyable read

this was more interesting than I thought it would be. pretty funny and wonderfully written.

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loved this so much!

from beginning to end. Entertaining, heartfelt
Narrator so good I want to see what other books he had done.

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Terrific!

I highly recommend this book for music, movie and theater lovers. Marvin was a true genius and his sense of humor brings so much humility to his gift. Bravo!

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Very enjoyable- an unexpected surprise

I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I always appreciated Marvin Hamlisch's work, but I thought his life would not be worth reading about. Robert Klein does a great job narrating us through very interesting and entertaining moments.