Weird Al Yankovic

The Inspirational Life Story of Weird Al Yankovic: Musician, Comedian, Actor and One of the World's Most Clever Music Marketers
Narrated by: Scott Clem
Length: 38 mins
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Weird Al Yankovic is a musician who is quite different from the rest of the pack. Yet he has somehow managed to remain relevant throughout multiple generations and changes in musical styles. There is no official label one can use to classify his music, though many stores place his work in the rock and roll section. This unique musician has taken something from nothing and created his own special brand of music. His music is very funny, but it is also enjoyable to listen to. It is clear that Weird Al has incredible talent when it comes to both making music and making people laugh.

This book was created to introduce the world to Weird Al Yankovic's unique brand of music and the many ways his life has influenced the world. Al has made some important changes in the music industry when it comes to sales and marketing, and many people are unaware of this. His work and life will be covered so that people will be able to learn from his success and re-create it into their own life experience or businesses.

Here is a preview of what you'll learn when you download your copy today:

  • Weird Al Yankovic's childhood
  • Dr. Demento and his effect on Weird Al's career
  • Frank Zappa and other important influences in Weird Al's life
  • Weird Al Yankovic's personal trials and tribulations
  • How Weird Al found success marketing his music on the Internet

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Don’t Download This Book

I can appreciate a fan wanting to write a book about one of their heroes. Unfortunately, not every book can rise to the top. The writing style feels very much like a middle school report: not much color, some grammatical errors, and some incorrect information. In the second on Al’s latest album (as of this writing), there’s an opinion piece about the future of the music industry which could have been cut down. Also 4+ minutes are taken up cataloging the authors other short books.

The person reading it is clear and concise, but sounds like museum exhibit narration; very dry.

If you are looking for the bare facts (a few of which are incorrect) and are only willing to spend 40 minutes and less than $3, this might be your book. But there are better sources out there.