Decorated Composer and Conductor Marvin Hamlisch’s Autobiography Now in eBook

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New Content Includes Moving Words from Celebrity Friends During His Memorial Service in 2012

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Few artist-entertainers can claim the success Marvin Hamlisch achieved before he passed away in 2012 at the age of 68. The child prodigy, who was admitted into the Juilliard School at the age of seven, is one of only two people to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Academy Award and a Pulitzer.

In his remarkably entertaining autobiography, The Way I Was, Hamlisch and freelance writer Gerald C. Gardner reveal poignant moments from his gifted childhood, his enduring marriage and his fruitful friendships with Hollywood stars like Liza Minelli, Barbara Streisand and Groucho Marx.

Coming to prominence during the 1960s with Billboard Hot 100 hits, Hamlisch got his start as a rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand. He became best-known for the title song and score of the film The Way We Were, for which he won two (out of three) Oscars in 1973. He made his mark in the musical theater world with premiere of the 1975 musical A Chorus Line, where he wrote the music for the show.

Packed with wit and wisdom, The Way I Was eBook includes eight rare photographs and funeral tributes given by Hamlisch’s wife, Sir Howard Stringer of the Sony Corporation and President Bill Clinton, among others.

Two days after his death in 2012, around 40 theaters dimmed their lights in his honor. Streisand released a statement that it was “his brilliantly quick mind, his generosity and delicious sense of humor that made him a delight to be around,” according to the New York Times.

The Way I Was is available in the Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and iBooks stores for $9.99.

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