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The Wonderful World of Liberace

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For decades, Liberace was known for his music, candelabra, charisma, diamonds and dazzle. Over the years Liberace acquired an astounding array of prestigious awards, including: Instrumentalist of the Year, Best Dressed Entertainer and Entertainer of the Year. He also earned two Emmy Awards, six gold albums, two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is listed in the ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 16th 2003 by Turner (first published September 1st 1986)
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Hester
I wanted to start the year off right by starting it with something sparkly and elegant. You can never go wrong with Liberace.

In this coffee table book Liberace shares his love of rhinestones, cooking, interior decorating and fashion. He throws shade at his parents, at his father for not working and putting the pressure to provide on his wife and children and at his mother for being a difficult racist old bat. He brags and drops names shamelessly, he flaunts his homes and possessions. He lies
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Philip
Mar 22, 2014 added it
Profoundly boring autobiography. While dedicating more than half of the book's space to flattering pictures of himself, Liberace does write about all kinds of personal things: his many extravagant performances, his love for food and cooking, his glitzy rhinestone-studded costumes, his many kitschy and artsy possessions, his dogs, his maids, his famous friends and acquainted fellow celebrities, his expensive collection of real estate.

But as he chitchats a blue streak about all his circumstantial
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Charity
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love to hear Liberace's voice throughout this book; from the way he talks about fashion to respecting good old fashioned manners, the reader can hear him! At this point, I don't think there's anything overly revelatory about anything he wrote, in fact, I'm sure there weren't many surprises when it was released in 1986.

There's no way, as I read through, this I couldn't be saddened at the thought of him never being able to be who he truly was for fear of being abandoned by his public. Really,
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Weradi
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Intreguing account of Liberace's life. I feel fortunate to have watched him perform twice, and what an outstanding performer and entertainer he was.
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May 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Elton John, Cher
The ultimate style guide. An icon of fashion, lifestyle and interior decoration.
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