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MARVIN MAKES MUSICThis sweet and inspirational autobiographical tale is a requiem of sorts for its author, the late Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer. But what what a musical life he lived — and from such a tender age! Hamlisch’s piano skills got him into Juilliard at the age of 6.
The book, which includes a CD, concentrates on his early days: the itchy suits, the butterflies in the belly, the importance of wild dreams. Note to parents: Young Marvin never wanted to practice, either.
By Marvin Hamlisch.
Illustrated by Jim Madsen.