Just a Dynamic Personality and Life, Great Book,
This review is from: Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (Paperback)This is a good story and an entertaining read. Once you start this book you cannot put it down.
Here is the story of a modern African American Horatio Alger/talented artist. As a kid he was so poor he had to eat - can I say it - fried rats. His mother was sent to a terrible mental hospital and his father moved to Washington State with the children and started a new family - with a second wife and her problems in dealing with himself and his brother. He then describes how he discovered his love of music and where that led.
From there his career starts a slow but successful upward path, up through the clubs on to Europe, back to America where he reaches the top. All quite breathtaking.
As is common with many successful people, he overcomes adversity and deals with his own inner demons.
A fascinating tale.
The book includes many references to fellow artists and a nice selection of photographs.
Jack in Toronto