Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett” as Want to Read:
All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The first complete biography of singing legend Tony BennettAmong America's greatest entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ray Charles, and Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett alone is still here and at the top of his game. For the first time, All the Things You Are tells the incredible story of Bennett's life and sixty-year career, from his impoverished New York City ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by John Wiley & Sons (first published June 30th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about All the Things You Are, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about All the Things You Are

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-33)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Steve
Nov 09, 2014 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If traditional pop singers are ever given their own Mount Rushmore, Antonio Benedetto belongs on that monument. Tony Bennett has earned a spot on that rocky hillside for at least three good reasons: his commitment to protecting and preserving the best of America’s songbook, his incredible volume of recorded work and his unbelievable longevity, more than six decades of artistry. In this volume, David Evanier celebrates all of that, all the things that are Tony Bennett.

A fourth reason Bennett dese
...more
JoAnne Pulcino
Aug 20, 2011 JoAnne Pulcino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
By David Evanier
Listed among America’s greatest entertainers, Tony Bennett is still here and at the top of his game.
The story of Mr. Bennett’s sixty year career from an impoverished childhood to liberating a concentration camp, his civil rights struggles, and his personal battles ranging from addiction to career struggles and marriage problems is a fascinating read.
Many artists and personalities are encountered in the book, and his deep respect for his friend and idol, Fran
...more
Roger
May 09, 2012 Roger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very sloppily written book. The author makes revelations about Tony's life and 10-20 pages later repeats the same incident as if you had never read it before. Editing is bad too. A good editor would have caught that. While I'm a Bennett fan, I couldn't get past the bad writing. The author apparently had no feedback from Tony so why am I reading a book that simply quotes other books and articles? Couldn't finish it.
Viktor
Dec 27, 2012 Viktor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poorly organized and repetitive. It sometimes reads as though the author found a stray note card and squeezed the info in right where he was regardless of it's relation to the topic at hand.

Still, lots of fresh info here, and some interesting dissenting views regarding his latest career.
Kim
Nov 21, 2011 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography-memoir
I got the impression that the author did not interview Bennett for this book, and was using quotes from other books about him. I couldn't even finish it, it was so dull.
Dave Jones
So-so biography based on secondary sources only. I like Tony Bennett but I didn't really get to know him more better after reading this book.
Tom Nap
Tom Nap rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2015
Stephanie Jacobson
Stephanie Jacobson rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2016
Anna Springer
Anna Springer rated it liked it
Feb 15, 2012
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez
Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez rated it it was amazing
Sep 02, 2015
Jamie Schoffman
Jamie Schoffman rated it liked it
Jun 01, 2012
Jane
Jane rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2017
Robin
Robin rated it liked it
Oct 30, 2011
Lisa Nathan
Lisa Nathan rated it liked it
Jun 07, 2014
Fred Barron
Fred Barron rated it liked it
Aug 28, 2015
MRS P L FORKIN
MRS P L FORKIN rated it liked it
Aug 17, 2016
Berk T.
Berk T. rated it it was ok
Apr 07, 2013
Bob Porter
Bob Porter rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2013
Donald
Donald rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2012
Adam Rauch
Adam Rauch rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2014
Joe   Marine
Joe Marine rated it it was amazing
May 13, 2016
Chely
Chely marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2011
Jackleen
Jackleen marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2011
veronica davies
veronica davies marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2012
pickfordm
pickfordm marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2012
Steve Giacomini
Steve Giacomini marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2012
Juan J.
Juan J. marked it as to-read
May 31, 2013
Annette
Annette marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2013
Melanie
Melanie marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2015
jeffrey schwalb
jeffrey schwalb is currently reading it
Dec 20, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
91590
David Evanier is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of both nonfiction and fiction. He was formerly senior editor at The Paris Review, editor at Stage Door, and assistant editor of The New Leader. He is a recipient of the Aga Khan Fiction Prize and the McGinnis-Ritchie Short Fiction Award. He has written for The New York Times (including Paper Cuts, its music blog), The New York Times ...more
More about David Evanier...

Share This Book