Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch – Ian David Marsden


  Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch Ian David Marsden, Schiffer Kids, (9780764359040), 2020

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Graphic Novel/Biography

What did you like about the book?   This is a graphic novel adaptation of Marvin Hamlisch’s autobiography The Way I Was.  The story follows Marvin from his audition for the Julliard school at age 6 through his rising career on Broadway and in the movies.  Readers will get insight into the life of a child prodigy who preferred popular music over classical and forged his own way. Readers who are interested in music as a career will find lots of inspiration.  

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Readers who are interested in music and especially composing for Broadway and the movies will find this a compelling read.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and middle and high school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Biographies

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 3/29/2020        

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