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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (133 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andy Williams Narrator: Andy Williams Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781101145722
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When in the mid-1950s Andy Williams reached a low point in his career, singing in dives to ever-smaller audiences, the young man from Wall Lake, Iowa, had no inkling of the success he would one day achieve.

Before being declared a national treasure by President Ronald Reagan, Williams would chart eighteen gold and three platinum albums, headline at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for more than twenty years, and host an enormously popular weekly television variety show whose Christmas specials still occupy a tender spot in every baby boomer’s heart.

Williams knew everybody who was anybody during his seven remarkable decades in show business (including Judy Garland, John Huston, Jack Lemmon, John Lennon, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Barbra Streisand, among others) and was a close friend of Bobby Kennedy for many years. He shares memories of them all in Moon River and Me.                                       

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Andrew | 2/16/2014

    " interesting in place there where a lot of references to American stars that I didn't know,fair enough he was American.apart from that it was an interesting life from rags to riches.and great songs through the years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 2/8/2014

    " I listened to the audio book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/5/2014

    " I have always loved Any Williams! Many of the events in his life, I remember so well as they happened. It was interesting to know the inside stories of those events along with so many I didn't know anything about. Good easy read and an interesting peek inside the life of one who has sacrificed much for the musical success and money. It's good to know that he is finally happy and enjoying life. I've seen him perform twice when he was touring and I'd love to go see him one more time before he hangs up his hat. His theater in Branson sounds lovely! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Littlejohn | 2/3/2014

    " An okay biography. Don't waste your time unless you are waiting for an appointment and want to read a gossipy, lightweight biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Koehler | 1/26/2014

    " I'm not sure why I loved this book so much, but now I have an old man crush on Andy Williams! An interesting memoir. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Woc247 | 1/18/2014

    " The sweet memories of childhood this book conjures up were delightful. Andy's Christmas show was an event in my house growing up. I recently had the chance to visit Andy's theatre in Branson, MO and saw the Christmas show live on stage. At 82,Andy's still has it. Great Read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 12/31/2013

    " This story could not be told any better. Every time I sat down to read this book, I felt like I was have a sit down with Andy himself. There is such an easy flow to his story telling. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read an amazing life story of a true artist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Southall | 12/26/2013

    " Excellent memoir. My version was an audiobook and was read by Andy Williams. Very interesting and covered a lot of entertainment history as well as just Andy's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 12/18/2013

    " Enjoyed this. Interesting stuff I had always wondered about - such as what happened to the rest of the Williams brothers, and his relationship with Kay Thompson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Todd | 12/13/2013

    " I enjoyed reading about the music and television industries. Hearing that he used LSD (under a doctor's supervision) was a surprise. Reading this so shortly after the Tennessee Ernie Ford biography left me with one question: Did everybody in the 70s have an alcohol problem? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody Shepson | 12/6/2013

    " I got this as a Christmas gift, because of my childhood crush on Andy Williams. And I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 11/16/2013

    " Offered some good background and repertoire suggestions for my work in hospice, but was one of those PAINFULLY self-conscious autobiographies that just made me squirm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pattyb | 10/17/2013

    " I listened to this book shortly before Andy Williams died. I think I had a better opinion of him before I heard him read this book! We always watched his show when we were kids, so I was interested in his autobiography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn O'Brien | 1/29/2013

    " Our family has always watched Andy Williams since I was little - especially the Christmas specials. I was really surprised to learn about his background and various connections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/21/2011

    " Easy, enjoyable read. I like Andy because he is such a nice person and has a beautiful voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Tomlinson | 11/28/2011

    " Interesting read. Learned some surprising things about MR. Williams. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 10/28/2011

    " A wonderful memoir of Andy Williams life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 10/6/2011

    " Really enjoyable reading. I was surprised to learn how hard he and his family had to work for their success. I felt that he was very willing to share the bad and good times of his life. Having recently attended his Christmas Show at Branson promoted my interest in his memoir. 11/2010 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Milford | 7/8/2011

    " A good book by a really good guy. It almost made me want to go to Branson, Missouri. Almost. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olympia | 2/19/2011

    " This book is so not interesting. I hate to return books to the library half read, but I've been at this for almost a month now and I'm still on page 170 ugh. 10/16/2011 I finished it. Ugh I don't think I will be reading any bio's any time soon. I need some brain fluff now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/1/2011

    " Interesting read. Learned some surprising things about MR. Williams. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 4/19/2010

    " Excellent memoir. My version was an audiobook and was read by Andy Williams. Very interesting and covered a lot of entertainment history as well as just Andy's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 3/29/2010

    " Enjoyed this. Interesting stuff I had always wondered about - such as what happened to the rest of the Williams brothers, and his relationship with Kay Thompson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 12/30/2009

    " I listened to the audio book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/4/2009

    " Easy, enjoyable read. I like Andy because he is such a nice person and has a beautiful voice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 12/3/2009

    " An okay biography. Don't waste your time unless you are waiting for an appointment and want to read a gossipy, lightweight biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Woc247 | 11/18/2009

    " The sweet memories of childhood this book conjures up were delightful. Andy's Christmas show was an event in my house growing up. I recently had the chance to visit Andy's theatre in Branson, MO and saw the Christmas show live on stage. At 82,Andy's still has it. Great Read "

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