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Love You to Bits and Pieces by Gillian Helfgott
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Oct 13, 09

bookshelves: artists, biography, music, non-fiction, psychology
Read in May, 1997

The film SHINE really had a profound effect on me, so much so that I went out and bought David Helfgott's CDs and three books based on his life, one being this one, the other two being the screenplay to SHINE and the book written by Beverley Eley.

I don't know how I would deal with a man like David. I am inspired by him. He amazes me. His incredible insight into people and yet his completely lacking social skills intrigue and bewuilder me. His love and devotion to his music and his wife and friends cause me great comfort. His wonderful, quick mind and plays on words make me laugh. His story makes me weep, first with sadness, and then with joy. To have great music, great art, we must have people like David Helfgott.

This book would be the one to read if you wanted a view on the kindness and the being. If you wanted a clear view of the artist and the man, then I would recommend Eley's book. If you want to just understand as much as you can, well, like myself, you can read them both, and throw the screenplay in for good measure...
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