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Liberace;: An autobiography

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Filled with wonderful stories and marvelous anecdotes from his long career, and fabulous pictures (many never published before). Written by himself, he relates his life from his early childhood to being the mega-star of Las Vegas.
Hardcover, 316 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Putnam
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May 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies
My Grandpa Nelson (mom's dad) best friend was George Liberace, Liberace's brother. We were close to "Uncle George". So, I worked some summers at the Liberace museum because George, and his wife, Dora ran the museum. The Liberace's hold a special place in my heart.

I was given this to read before I started work there.
Elizabeth Bass
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sometimes this was just fun and gossipy, sometimes unintentionally hilarious, and occasionally surreal--as when he nearly killed himself in a dry cleaning accident the day Kennedy was killed. For people who love Liberace, this book is a must.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
THIS is the Liberace I knew and liked, before the autopsy which afterwards he became the target of much ridicule by many, admittedly myself included (sorry, Lee!). A very DELIGHTFUL read. Maybe a little too much info especially of the libel suit in London in the 1950's but don't let that discourage you from reading this if you like Liberace. Although a little longer than I usually care for, this is a very enjoyable read!
Valerie Curtis
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Liberace growing up. This books gives us the humble beginnings of the fabulous Mr. Showman. He also lets us see a little of how he lives. We all know that this is not ALL of his life. But the book actually feels like he's right there talking to you.
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To the hell with the haters, Liberace is a force of nature. Fabulous, wonderful nature. This book is oddly satisfying to read when you've had a bad day.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!!!!
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I met Liberace at a gas station in Blue Jay Calif. where he was getting chains on his car and I was walking to work. He was very friendly and spoke to me. After I became 21 my parents took me to a concert of his in Las Vegas. What an entertainer, best show I ever went to. This book is chock full of anecdotes and his humor. When I lived in Palm Springs my hubby worked on his cars and we saw him often. He was a one of a kind person which you will find in this book.
Aug 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of Vegas, fag hags, pianists, those who love cooking, men who really adore their mothers
It's so inspirational. You will become fabulous after reading this.
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had to stop clutching my pearls to turn the page. Eleganza at its finest.
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I thought it was an interesting book, but written around 1973, so I think that Liberace had many years to go. It was very interesting about his early life, however.
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