Moon River and Me: A Memoir

Moon River and Me: A Memoir Review

A remarkable memoir by one of the most popular and beloved entertainers of the twentieth century

When in the mid-1950s Andy Williams reached a low point in his career, singing in dives to ever-smaller audiences, the young man from Wall Lake, Iowa, had no inkling of the success he would one day achieve. Before being declared a national treasure by President Ronald Reagan, Williams would chart eighteen gold and three platinum albums, headline at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for more than twenty years, and host an enormously popular weekly television variety show whose Christmas specials still occupy a tender spot in every baby boomer’s heart.

Williams knew everybody who was anybody during his seven remarkable decades in show business (including Judy Garland, John Huston, Jack Lemmon, John Lennon, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Barbra Streisand, among others) and was a close friend of Bobby Kennedy for many years, and he shares memories of them all in Moon River and Me. His millions of fans guarantee a huge audience for the autobiography of the plush baritone who— at the age of eighty-one—still draws thousands of fans to his Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri.

Title:Moon River and Me: A Memoir
Edition Language:English

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  • Sean Peters

    I guess I am a little biased on this book.... Andy Williams was to me one of the best singers, a legend and up there with the best....Also one of my all time favourite songs is "Can't Take My Eyes Off...

  • GoldGato

    What happens in Oslo, stays in Oslo.That is why I purchased this memoir by Andy Williams. While I had heard his music and knew him as a famous singer, it was an appearance he made on the radio show, ...

  • Jason

    As a big Andy Williams fan, I was excited to hear that he had written an autobiography.I thought that the book overall was good - talked a lot about his personal life, and especially his early profess...

  • Dianne

    I am such an Andy Williams fan. Does anybody even know who he is anymore? That easy smile and smooth voice - those sentimental songs and corny Christmas specials. I have some of those old shows on dvd...

  • Tara Akers

    Nice length with many anecdotes about his life from early childhood to past his 80th birthday. Answers to some of the mysteries of his past the press and media may have warped as well as hints of stor...

  • Laura Duffield Biegger

    Lots of Iowa in this; lots of familiar celebrity names, political names, national events....

  • Tawnya

    An informative easy relaxing read. I thought he was a clean cut guy but he reveals much more in his memoir....

  • Erin

    Nice easy read about an interesting life....

  • Debra Pawlak

    Reading this memoir was like reconnecting with an old friend. I grew up with Andy Williams and his music. We welcomed him into our living room week after week for many years. This book was very well w...

  • Rick

    "If I'm remembered at allI hope to be thought of as a good man who brought much joy to many people, but above all I want to be remembered for my music. Whatever happens to me, I hope the music lives o...