My Way

My Way

An Autobiography

eBook - 2013
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In My Way the smooth, charismatic singer and songwriter pens his long-awaited autobiography revealing a life that has been much more dramatic than his crooning reveals.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9781250035202
Characteristics: 1 online resource (371 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Dalton, David 1945-


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Mar 26, 2014

If you ask anybody how good he is, he will be the first to tell you. He is his own greatest fan. He has admired himself all his life, and has never needed humility. He was so close to his so called friends, that he felt quite compelled to turn on them in every page of the book. Yes Paul, Dick Clark was squeeky clean compared to you. His head has been in the clouds for so many years, that he has lost sight of what real people are all about. Hail the Conquering Hero.

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2014

"Fans of 1950s and '60s popular music will relish this autobiography of Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka, who achieved his first hit, "Diana," when he was 16. The following year, 1958, he had five more hits, and he became one of the most popular singers of the early '60s. As he focused more on songwriting, Anka became closely associated with the Rat Pack, drinking and gambling with Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and even mobsters. Sharing details of his own life and insights into the personalities of other pop stars and Rat Pack members, Anka's "lively, entertaining" (Booklist) account brings readers up to date." Biography and Memoir February 2014 newsletter

Jan 21, 2014

A fair read about a nausiating man with a ferocious Napopleon complex. Everyone is his "dear friend of over thirty years and his lovely wife Alice". It reads like a transcript of a Jerry Lewis telethon. Some interesting tidbits but essentially a puny guy who thinks mob connections will make you think he's tough. Google "Paul Anka rant" to see what he's really like.

Sep 16, 2013

I was so disappointed by this book. Anka shares almost nothing of his life other than his love of the Rat Pack and Las Vegas lifestyle. (This is something to be emulated?) I kept reading to the end in hopes that it would get better but it never did. I ought to have quit on page 10. Worse, some of his most caustic stories were related to people he swears are his friends....if that's how he treats friends, one certainly wouldn't want to be his enemy. I lost respect for him with each page.

145e Aug 06, 2013

My God! This is without doubt the worst edited book I have ever read! The author relates a story, and then a few pages later tells essentially the same story while maybe fifty pages later the reader is regaled yet again. Unbelievable! Whoever "edited" this book should be shot.

Ann33 Jul 01, 2013

His autobiography reinforced for me his brilliance as a songwriter starting in his teens. He used his intuition to guide him through his career and was able to reinvent himself every couple of years.

However, I wish he wrote more about his family life (only a few pages, if that) and less about the 'rat pack'.

A bit disappointed in the content and style of writing.

Jun 15, 2013

To summarize I took out an Autobiography of Paul Anka and a semi Biography of Frank Sinatra broke out.

Poorly constructed and edited.
There is no chronology and a rehash of stories of deceased people that is general knowledge.

Grateful for having taken out of the Library and not purchased.

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