The Way I Was

The Way I Was[Download] ✤ The Way I Was Author Marvin Hamlisch – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The memoirs of the man who wrote the music for A Chorus Line and The Sting, as well as the hit song The Way We Were One of the most gifted popular composers of our time, Marvin Hamlisch has written an The memoirs of the man who wrote the music for A Chorus Line and The Sting, as well as the hit The Way PDF/EPUB ² song The Way We Were One of the most gifted popular composers of our time, Marvin Hamlisch has written an unforgettable book outrageously funny, witty, tender, and moving about the remarkable career that brought him three Academy Awards and international fame by the age of thirty. The best word I can use to describe this memoir from one of the finest songwriters of the late 20th century is delightful His breezy writing style allowed me to finish this in two days and his wit and way with words caused me to laugh out loud so often that my neighbors probably thought they needed to call the folks in the white coats You ll learn about Hamlisch s early song successes and, of course, about his work on Broadway As you might guess, I was especially interested in hearing what The best word I can use to describe this memoir from one of the finest songwriters of the late 20th century is delightful His breezy writing style allowed me to finish this in two days and his wit and way with words caused me to laugh out loud so often that my neighbors probably thought they needed to call the folks in the white coats You ll learn about Hamlisch s early song successes and, of course, about his work on Broadway As you might guess, I was especially interested in hearing what he had to say about working as a rehearsal pianist for the Broadway musical Funny Girl which catapulted a young Barbra Streisand to stardom and about how he wrote her first number 1 hit The Way we Were I ve heard Streisand tell these same stories over the years so I guess they are true, smile His memories of A Chorus Line were absolutely thrilling to read and what he had to say about his other Broadway work was both interesting and instructive Hamlisch s comments about his personal life, especially later in the book, are well worth considering People would think he had it all While this was true with regard to his profession, Hamlisch tells us how he came to the realization that his personal life also mattered, something many successful workers often forget If you are looking for a tell all book filled with gossip and shocking revelations, look elsewhere But if you want to laugh your way through stories about music you know and love along with reminiscences of the Great White Way, you can t do better than this I wanted to read this because we heard him in person at a concert and enjoyed it immensely I did not know that his marriage was so unhappy Apparently that is NOT broached in this book Terre gave a beautiful tribute to her husband that is printed at the end of this book Who knows the truth UPDATE after finishing book Touching funeral tributes at end, including from Bill Clinton and Marvin s wife Terre Also, a few color pictures PERSONAL STORY My husband I were privileged to hear Marvin I wanted to read this because we heard him in person at a concert and enjoyed it immensely I did not know that his marriage was so unhappy Apparently that is NOT broached in this book Terre gave a beautiful tribute to her husband that is printed at the end of this book Who knows the truth UPDATE after finishing book Touching funeral tributes at end, including from Bill Clinton and Marvin s wife Terre Also, a few color pictures PERSONAL STORY My husband I were privileged to hear Marvin play his music at a concert He took pieces of paper with musical phrases the audience turned in and verbal phrases from the audience and composed songs that he played and sang on the spot Pretty amazing and gutsy thing to do We had tickets to go hear him a 2nd time, and unfortunately, the concert was cancelled because Hamlisch was ill and could not come He died a week or two later Marvin Hamlisch left us too early He still had music to write, music to play, and gifts to give This memoir, updated with the many eulogies from his funeral, recounts his early years as a child prodigy through his late in life marriage to the love of his life, Terre Hamlisch was a neurotic, driven, type A musician who seemed driven by his parents and an inner engine to over produce At age 7, he auditioned and was accepted to the prestigious Julliard School But classics were not what he wan Marvin Hamlisch left us too early He still had music to write, music to play, and gifts to give This memoir, updated with the many eulogies from his funeral, recounts his early years as a child prodigy through his late in life marriage to the love of his life, Terre Hamlisch was a neurotic, driven, type A musician who seemed driven by his parents and an inner engine to over produce At age 7, he auditioned and was accepted to the prestigious Julliard School But classics were not what he wanted to dedicate his life to, to his father s disappointment As early as 16, he produced bubble gum hits for singer, Lesley Gore, and wrote music for and accompanied lifetime friend, Liza Minnelli When the rest of his peers were off to college, he was taking classes while playing accompaniments on the Bell Telephone Hour and, later, functioning as an assistant music director on Funny Girl where he formed a relationship with Barbra Streisand, another native New Yorker A chance meeting with Michael Bennett led to his involvement in the multi Tony winning Chorus Line Before the age of 30, he had won the Golden Globe, multiple Oscars, and multiple Tonys His life was not without its ups and downs His unrelenting pressure on himself led to bouts of bleeding ulcers, and he had several Broadway flops including the show Smile which includes the songs, I Want to Be a Rockette, and Disneyland Still he brought muchto the table than he left there His long distance romance with his wife, Terre, could have been written by his friend, Nora Ephron While not Moss hart, there are enough amusing stories and snapshots of show business to make this a satisfactory read for any fan Last night, I finished reading Marvin Hamlisch s autobiography The Way I Was today, I watched Ice Castles, the 1978 film he scored, mostly to hear his lovely melodies featuring what I feel is his most beautiful song Through the Eyes of Love Hamlisch was indeed an American treasure A supremely talented musician, inventive composer, and very funny guy, he was loved not only by his friends but the American public through his movie scores The Way We Were, The Sting, and others, his musicals A Last night, I finished reading Marvin Hamlisch s autobiography The Way I Was today, I watched Ice Castles, the 1978 film he scored, mostly to hear his lovely melodies featuring what I feel is his most beautiful song Through the Eyes of Love Hamlisch was indeed an American treasure A supremely talented musician, inventive composer, and very funny guy, he was loved not only by his friends but the American public through his movie scores The Way We Were, The Sting, and others, his musicals A Chorus Line, They re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success, and others, and his appearances on talk shows I would guess that few in the civilized world have not heard Barbra Streisand s rendition of his exquisite Academy Award winning song The Way We Were So, as you can, I am pre disposed to like anything Marvin Hamlisch did And his autobiography is fun filled with jokes and anecdotes about his career and the people he encountered in his life It is also the tale of man who was Mr Personality outwardly while inwardly plagued with insecurities The book is a short one and only covers his life until his marriage, ending on a high note His friendship with Streisand is a highlight, as are his accounts of his shaping night club acts for Ann Margret and Groucho Marx The high point of the book is perhaps the chronicle of the creation of one of the most successful Broadway shows of all time, A Chorus Line Though Hamlisch relates to us his insecurities and physical ills, the book is mostly a light hearted celebration of a remarkable man with a remarkable life At age 68 twenty years after this book ends Marvin Hamlisch died, having lived a full and rich life But for us, he died far too early I miss him, as I know his friends and the rest of the world do In 1992 I saw Marvin Hamlisch promote this memoir at the Miami International Book Fair He was the same Marvin Hamlisch as his TV persona warm, funny, witty with the addition of a piano, clearly there to give him a prop to use as he covered the musical highlights of his life Regrettably, I never read his book until now, two years after his death in 2012 In many ways, this is a traditional show business autobiography with anecdotes about the early successes Hamlisch had The Way We Were, The In 1992 I saw Marvin Hamlisch promote this memoir at the Miami International Book Fair He was the same Marvin Hamlisch as his TV persona warm, funny, witty with the addition of a piano, clearly there to give him a prop to use as he covered the musical highlights of his life Regrettably, I never read his book until now, two years after his death in 2012 In many ways, this is a traditional show business autobiography with anecdotes about the early successes Hamlisch had The Way We Were, The Sting, A Chorus Line that led him to be on the exclusive EGOT list of those who have won all the major awards in film, theatre, recordings and television But midway through the book, the tone shifts and Hamlisch opens up about his personal life, or maybe it s better to say his lack of a personal life As a success driven workaholic since he was a teenager, Hamlisch had a mid life crisis When you are alone, you are actuallylikely to find yourself obsessing about yourself I used to go round and round in circles to the point where I had locked myself into myself by myself But having someone to be with all the time, to talk about everything, unlocks a lot of closed doors Hamlisch then details how his future wife essentially saved him from a life of misery in what would become a 24 year marriage giving special meaning to the book s title, The Way I Was The 2014 ebook version ends with eulogies from his funeral that provide a loving perspective on his life Recommended Hamlisch wrote an exceptional book on his life, the 1960s music scene, and the 1970s and onward Hollywood and Broadway music genre Concise, yet thorough, you can hear Hamlisch s voice deliver candid stories of his Jewish parents escaping the Nazis, his Woody Allen type neuroticism regarding perfection, his impeccable piano playing ability from the time he was a child, life at Julliard through college, and in the end finally meeting his wife Hamlisch s anecdotes on his work with Barbra Streisan Hamlisch wrote an exceptional book on his life, the 1960s music scene, and the 1970s and onward Hollywood and Broadway music genre Concise, yet thorough, you can hear Hamlisch s voice deliver candid stories of his Jewish parents escaping the Nazis, his Woody Allen type neuroticism regarding perfection, his impeccable piano playing ability from the time he was a child, life at Julliard through college, and in the end finally meeting his wife Hamlisch s anecdotes on his work with Barbra Streisand, winning 3 Oscars in one evening, developing A Chorus Line, and finally writing a symphony explain how this man is one, singular sensation Personally, I LOVED this book Easy read, could not put it down This autobiography is satisfying, yet tends to stay on the surface of things Hamlisch, an icon in the music world, recounts his work on Chorus Line, Funny Girl and other productions as he narrates a straightforward timeline to his career. SurprisingI very rarely read show business autobiographies but this one kept popping up I decided one rainy night to give it a try and four hours later I ended up pleasantly surprised. So nice when your view of a person is not the result of PR, but is really what the person is Always thought Hamlisch was a genius, funny, self deprecating, neurotic and free of pretense He was, not just through his own words, but in the eyes of those who knew him. I love this title by the guy who wrote the song The Way We Were and the book was delightfully funny and interesting I ve seen Hamlisch perform with the Houston Symphony, and I love his music You name it, he s done it After reading his bio, I also appreciate his great sense of humor.

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The best word I can use to describe this memoir from one of the finest songwriters of the late 20th century is delightful His breezy writing style allowed me to finish this in two days and his wit and way with words caused me to laugh out loud so often that my neighbors probably thought they needed to call the folks in the white coats You ll learn about Hamlisch s early song successes and, of course, about his work on Broadway As you might guess, I was especially interested in hearing what The best word I can use to describe this memoir from one of the finest songwriters of the late 20th century is delightful His breezy writing style allowed me to finish this in two days and his wit and way with words caused me to laugh out loud so often that my neighbors probably thought they needed to call the folks in the white coats You ll learn about Hamlisch s early song successes and, of course, about his work on Broadway As you might guess, I was especially interested in hearing what he had to say about working as a rehearsal pianist for the Broadway musical Funny Girl which catapulted a young Barbra Streisand to stardom and about how he wrote her first number 1 hit The Way we Were I ve heard Streisand tell these same stories over the years so I guess they are true, smile His memories of A Chorus Line were absolutely thrilling to read and what he had to say about his other Broadway work was both interesting and instructive Hamlisch s comments about his personal life, especially later in the book, are well worth considering People would think he had it all While this was true with regard to his profession, Hamlisch tells us how he came to the realization that his personal life also mattered, something many successful workers often forget If you are looking for a tell all book filled with gossip and shocking revelations, look elsewhere But if you want to laugh your way through stories about music you know and love along with reminiscences of the Great White Way, you can t do better than this I wanted to read this because we heard him in person at a concert and enjoyed it immensely I did not know that his marriage was so unhappy Apparently that is NOT broached in this book Terre gave a beautiful tribute to her husband that is printed at the end of this book Who knows the truth UPDATE after finishing book Touching funeral tributes at end, including from Bill Clinton and Marvin s wife Terre Also, a few color pictures PERSONAL STORY My husband I were privileged to hear Marvin I wanted to read this because we heard him in person at a concert and enjoyed it immensely I did not know that his marriage was so unhappy Apparently that is NOT broached in this book Terre gave a beautiful tribute to her husband that is printed at the end of this book Who knows the truth UPDATE after finishing book Touching funeral tributes at end, including from Bill Clinton and Marvin s wife Terre Also, a few color pictures PERSONAL STORY My husband I were privileged to hear Marvin play his music at a concert He took pieces of paper with musical phrases the audience turned in and verbal phrases from the audience and composed songs that he played and sang on the spot Pretty amazing and gutsy thing to do We had tickets to go hear him a 2nd time, and unfortunately, the concert was cancelled because Hamlisch was ill and could not come He died a week or two later Marvin Hamlisch left us too early He still had music to write, music to play, and gifts to give This memoir, updated with the many eulogies from his funeral, recounts his early years as a child prodigy through his late in life marriage to the love of his life, Terre Hamlisch was a neurotic, driven, type A musician who seemed driven by his parents and an inner engine to over produce At age 7, he auditioned and was accepted to the prestigious Julliard School But classics were not what he wan Marvin Hamlisch left us too early He still had music to write, music to play, and gifts to give This memoir, updated with the many eulogies from his funeral, recounts his early years as a child prodigy through his late in life marriage to the love of his life, Terre Hamlisch was a neurotic, driven, type A musician who seemed driven by his parents and an inner engine to over produce At age 7, he auditioned and was accepted to the prestigious Julliard School But classics were not what he wanted to dedicate his life to, to his father s disappointment As early as 16, he produced bubble gum hits for singer, Lesley Gore, and wrote music for and accompanied lifetime friend, Liza Minnelli When the rest of his peers were off to college, he was taking classes while playing accompaniments on the Bell Telephone Hour and, later, functioning as an assistant music director on Funny Girl where he formed a relationship with Barbra Streisand, another native New Yorker A chance meeting with Michael Bennett led to his involvement in the multi Tony winning Chorus Line Before the age of 30, he had won the Golden Globe, multiple Oscars, and multiple Tonys His life was not without its ups and downs His unrelenting pressure on himself led to bouts of bleeding ulcers, and he had several Broadway flops including the show Smile which includes the songs, I Want to Be a Rockette, and Disneyland Still he brought muchto the table than he left there His long distance romance with his wife, Terre, could have been written by his friend, Nora Ephron While not Moss hart, there are enough amusing stories and snapshots of show business to make this a satisfactory read for any fan Last night, I finished reading Marvin Hamlisch s autobiography The Way I Was today, I watched Ice Castles, the 1978 film he scored, mostly to hear his lovely melodies featuring what I feel is his most beautiful song Through the Eyes of Love Hamlisch was indeed an American treasure A supremely talented musician, inventive composer, and very funny guy, he was loved not only by his friends but the American public through his movie scores The Way We Were, The Sting, and others, his musicals A Last night, I finished reading Marvin Hamlisch s autobiography The Way I Was today, I watched Ice Castles, the 1978 film he scored, mostly to hear his lovely melodies featuring what I feel is his most beautiful song Through the Eyes of Love Hamlisch was indeed an American treasure A supremely talented musician, inventive composer, and very funny guy, he was loved not only by his friends but the American public through his movie scores The Way We Were, The Sting, and others, his musicals A Chorus Line, They re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success, and others, and his appearances on talk shows I would guess that few in the civilized world have not heard Barbra Streisand s rendition of his exquisite Academy Award winning song The Way We Were So, as you can, I am pre disposed to like anything Marvin Hamlisch did And his autobiography is fun filled with jokes and anecdotes about his career and the people he encountered in his life It is also the tale of man who was Mr Personality outwardly while inwardly plagued with insecurities The book is a short one and only covers his life until his marriage, ending on a high note His friendship with Streisand is a highlight, as are his accounts of his shaping night club acts for Ann Margret and Groucho Marx The high point of the book is perhaps the chronicle of the creation of one of the most successful Broadway shows of all time, A Chorus Line Though Hamlisch relates to us his insecurities and physical ills, the book is mostly a light hearted celebration of a remarkable man with a remarkable life At age 68 twenty years after this book ends Marvin Hamlisch died, having lived a full and rich life But for us, he died far too early I miss him, as I know his friends and the rest of the world do In 1992 I saw Marvin Hamlisch promote this memoir at the Miami International Book Fair He was the same Marvin Hamlisch as his TV persona warm, funny, witty with the addition of a piano, clearly there to give him a prop to use as he covered the musical highlights of his life Regrettably, I never read his book until now, two years after his death in 2012 In many ways, this is a traditional show business autobiography with anecdotes about the early successes Hamlisch had The Way We Were, The In 1992 I saw Marvin Hamlisch promote this memoir at the Miami International Book Fair He was the same Marvin Hamlisch as his TV persona warm, funny, witty with the addition of a piano, clearly there to give him a prop to use as he covered the musical highlights of his life Regrettably, I never read his book until now, two years after his death in 2012 In many ways, this is a traditional show business autobiography with anecdotes about the early successes Hamlisch had The Way We Were, The Sting, A Chorus Line that led him to be on the exclusive EGOT list of those who have won all the major awards in film, theatre, recordings and television But midway through the book, the tone shifts and Hamlisch opens up about his personal life, or maybe it s better to say his lack of a personal life As a success driven workaholic since he was a teenager, Hamlisch had a mid life crisis When you are alone, you are actuallylikely to find yourself obsessing about yourself I used to go round and round in circles to the point where I had locked myself into myself by myself But having someone to be with all the time, to talk about everything, unlocks a lot of closed doors Hamlisch then details how his future wife essentially saved him from a life of misery in what would become a 24 year marriage giving special meaning to the book s title, The Way I Was The 2014 ebook version ends with eulogies from his funeral that provide a loving perspective on his life Recommended Hamlisch wrote an exceptional book on his life, the 1960s music scene, and the 1970s and onward Hollywood and Broadway music genre Concise, yet thorough, you can hear Hamlisch s voice deliver candid stories of his Jewish parents escaping the Nazis, his Woody Allen type neuroticism regarding perfection, his impeccable piano playing ability from the time he was a child, life at Julliard through college, and in the end finally meeting his wife Hamlisch s anecdotes on his work with Barbra Streisan Hamlisch wrote an exceptional book on his life, the 1960s music scene, and the 1970s and onward Hollywood and Broadway music genre Concise, yet thorough, you can hear Hamlisch s voice deliver candid stories of his Jewish parents escaping the Nazis, his Woody Allen type neuroticism regarding perfection, his impeccable piano playing ability from the time he was a child, life at Julliard through college, and in the end finally meeting his wife Hamlisch s anecdotes on his work with Barbra Streisand, winning 3 Oscars in one evening, developing A Chorus Line, and finally writing a symphony explain how this man is one, singular sensation Personally, I LOVED this book Easy read, could not put it down This autobiography is satisfying, yet tends to stay on the surface of things Hamlisch, an icon in the music world, recounts his work on Chorus Line, Funny Girl and other productions as he narrates a straightforward timeline to his career. SurprisingI very rarely read show business autobiographies but this one kept popping up I decided one rainy night to give it a try and four hours later I ended up pleasantly surprised. So nice when your view of a person is not the result of PR, but is really what the person is Always thought Hamlisch was a genius, funny, self deprecating, neurotic and free of pretense He was, not just through his own words, but in the eyes of those who knew him. I love this title by the guy who wrote the song The Way We Were and the book was delightfully funny and interesting I ve seen Hamlisch perform with the Houston Symphony, and I love his music You name it, he s done it After reading his bio, I also appreciate his great sense of humor. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • The Way I Was
  • Marvin Hamlisch
  • English
  • 20 August 2017
  • 0684193272