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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tony Bennett, Scott Simon Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9780062562906
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At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his second book. In 2012’s Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, in Just Getting Started, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired those lessons.

In his warm and inviting style, Tony talks about who and what have enriched his own life, including Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cole Porter, Amy Winehouse, Fred Astaire, Lady Gaga, members of his family, significant places, and more. Just Getting Started chronicles the relationship Tony has enjoyed with each one of these legends, entertainers, humanitarians, and loved ones, and reveals how the lessons and values they imparted have invaluably shaped his life.

As enchanting and unforgettable as his music, Just Getting Started is a beautiful compilation of reflections every Bennett fan will treasure, and a perfect introduction for those just getting to know this remarkable star and humanitarian.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Joe Barrett…shares his talent for dialect and accent as listeners hear conversations that Bennett recalls with people who helped guide his long and distinguished career…As for Barrett, he can count his performance of Bennet’s recollections as a resounding success in a career par excellence. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “What comes through in all forty-two chapters is the singer’s gratitude…Let’s hope this new generation can learn a lesson from Mr. Bennett’s unflagging class and graciousness.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[An] inviting charming book…In these beguiling portraits, Bennett warmly remembers of the deep influences on his life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Just Getting Started] is as breezy and meaningful as one of his trademark songs as readers learn about the man by the company he kept and the heroes he worships…[A] simple yet profound and gracious homage.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Tony Bennett grew up in Astoria, Queens, during the Great Depression in a family of Italian immigrants. After serving as an infantryman in World War II, he studied singing and then signed with Columbia Records, releasing his first hit in 1951. Over the course of his sixty-year career, he has sold millions of albums; has earned multiple platinum and gold records; has won two Emmy Awards and seventeen Grammys, including the Recording Academy’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award; and was named a Kennedy Center Honoree.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.