Moon River and Me
By Andy Williams
(Plume, Paperback, 9780452296527, 320pp.)
Publication Date: November 30, 2010
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The New York Times bestselling memoir by "a national treasure" (Ronald Reagan) and one of the twentieth century's most popular and beloved entertainers.
The King of Hearts, The Emperor of Easy, Mr. Moon River-Andy Williams was known by many names, but his was the One Voice that defined the 1960's for most of America, as his plush tenor sold millions of records and his television variety show and Christmas specials made him a superstar.
In his long-awaited autobiography, Williams shares the remarkable story of his rise from humble beginnings through his seven-plus decades in show business, including his friendships with everyone from Bobby Kennedy to John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe to Oprah. Moon River and Me is a delightful self-portrait of a remarkable artist and a fascinating history of American entertainment's golden age.
Andy Williams was of the world's best-loved vocalists and entertainers since he began his professional career nearly seventy years ago. Known as the King of Hearts, the Emperor of Easy, and Mr. Moon River, he divided his time between La Quinta, California, and Branson, Missouri. Williams died in 2012 at the age of 84, and over his career recorded 42 studio albums.
His career is filled with highs — radio and television stardom — and lows — scraping by on dog food and obscure gigs in seedy nightclubs. Upon the release of a new book, the great entertainer speaks on all seven decades of his life in show business. More at NPR.org
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