My new graphic novel titled: Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch is now available in physical bookstores and online bookstores! Pick one up and have a look inside next time you are browsing the aisles and shelves.
Adapted and illustrated by Ian David Marsden
Marvin: Based on The Way I Was by Marvin Hamlisch
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
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About the book:
As only the second person in history to be awarded the PEGOT (Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), Marvin Hamlisch has quite an incredible story. This graphic novel adaptation of the biography of the renowned musician, composer, and conductor also includes his family’s flight from Nazi-occupied Austria and their immigration to the United States. Accepted into the prestigious Juilliard music school at age 6, Marvin had to work hard to overcome intense anxiety before every performance. Despite his struggles and his self-doubt, he celebrated his first radio hit in his teens, wrote songs for a young Liza Minelli, worked with Barbra Streisand on Funny Girl, and won his first major award before the age of 30.
Review Marvin on GOODREADS
“This is a beautifully illustrated book, with the first two thirds concentrating on Marvin Hamlisch’s youth starting with his acceptance to Julliard at aged six then through his early achievements.”
“A brilliant book for children interested in music and musical theatre. But also a great story that shows how anxiety and fear can get in the way with talent.”