Ben Varkentine says the only way this book, subtitled “Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration and All That Jazz,” would be a greater experience is if it came with an accompanying CD of Kander & Ebb’s greatest creations. Yeah, he liked this one a little bit.
Books about writing, bubblegum music, mystery, songwriters, and politics of both the fictional and real varieties. Trust us, this is frighteningly close to being an X-ray of Ben Varkentine’s head.
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