Anyone Who Had A Heart

Anyone Who Had A Heart

My Life and Music

Large Print - 2013 | Large print edition
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In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life. From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his collaborations with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and others, Bacharach details his long-lasting success as well as the never-before-told stories behind the hits. Candid and emotional, and with 16 pages of color photographs, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music is Burt Bacharach in his own words, a powerful and personal look at the award-winning songwriter and composer.
Publisher: New York, NY : [2013]. HarperLuxe,
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780062207272
Branch Call Number: LT 782.42164 BACH
Characteristics: viii, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, photographs ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Greenfield, Robert


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Feb 17, 2015

Love his music. But what an ego!

Jan 18, 2014

Although it's no substitute for listening to his often, dare I say, genius level music, Burt Bacharach's "warts and all" autobiography is very candid, allowing significant others to say critical things that could easily have been censored. His eventually suicidal daughter was born extremely prematurely and had organic brain/personality problems that made BB & Angie Dickinson's life quite difficult and unhappy. His relations with his other children were generally positive. Yes, like many artists, he's a bit self-centered and has an ego (practically required for a performer), but he reveals the stress of the obsessive perfectionism with which he created his many masterpieces.

Dec 01, 2013

One of the rare books I wish I HADNT read...BB comes off as a total narcissist and self-absorbed bore who cheated on his wives, pretty much ignored his kids (one of which committed suicide) etc.....I get that he was/is talented but blgh--I hated this book and now I don't like BB much either.

ChristchurchLib Jul 16, 2013

"One of the greatest songwriters of all time discusses his tumultuous marriages, the tragic suicide of his daughter, his long-lasting success, and the never-before-told stories behind the hits." July 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

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