Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography by Fred Schruers truly lives up to its title. As a big fan of Billy Joel's work, I was excited to read about him. This book did not disappoint. I found this book interesting, real, and even a bit raw.
Billy Joel is a famous singer whose work was made popular in the late 1970's. Even though his music may be considered "old", it still resonates with listeners from every generation it's heard by. His music is creative, poetic, and honest.
Shruers goes into detail about Joel's family line, what his childhood was like, his first loves and first heartbreaks, the entrance into show business, rise-ups and down-falls, faith, friends, politics, and, most importantly, his music.
I found the pictures in the book interesting, as well. They were in full color, and I found that a picture truly does say a thousand words.
This book is a must- read for Billy Joel fans. It is clear, concise, and compelling. Five stars!
I was sent this book in exchange for my honest opinion by Blogging for Books.