Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide.
"We all know that my friend Michael Bolton is a gifted musician and a devoted philanthropist---but you may not know that he's also a talented storyteller. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is the fascinating journey of a man who is as powerful, bold, and soulful as his voice."
---Bill Clinton ---
Pop singer and songwriter Bolton, who shot to the top of the charts in the late 1980s and 1990s, tells his story in this engagingly written and entertaining memoir. Bolton's youth in Connecticut in the late 1960s and 1970s was spent living a hippie lifestyle, gigging with bands in clubs, eventually landing a few unsuccessful record deals before he finally achieved songwriting and singing success, a smash music video, Top 40 hits, and eight Grammy Awards. Bolton writes about the process of songwriting collaboration and working with artists as diverse as Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, and Bob Dylan, as well as touches upon his family and romantic relationships, a long-lasting and finally resolved copyright lawsuit brought by the Isley Brothers, and his extensive charitable work. Throughout the book, Bolton's obvious passion for his art, devotion to singing and performing, and desire to give back comes across in his laid-back prose and winsome, conversational tone. Verdict Fans of the singer will find the memoir a revealing look at Bolton's life and career. Recommended.-James Collins, Morristown-Morris Twp. P.L., NJ (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.