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Re: Stretching the truth...
Larry, thank you for such a detailed reply to my post. However, for me to go into each accusation made against you would make my reply three times longer than yours, and it wouldn't be worth the time anyway. There were some things mentioned here that were either not in the book at all, twisted around or completely fabricated. Who ever wrote this outrageous review certainly didn't appear to have read the same book that I did! If this was not a definitive biography on Jim, then what would be?! I guess this person would rather read a sanitized bio on Jim that tells us absolutely nothing new, and makes Jim look like a perfect human being, which none of us are. I can't imagine how anyone could find any interest whatsoever in a book like that. I know I wouldn't. A good example would be the the Streissguth book. There were many inaccuracies in this book. There were even milestones in Jim's life that weren't even mentioned in the book, like the Carnegie Hall concert. I purchased this so called bio on Jim the day it arrived in the stores, but upon reading it, was completely dissapointed. This book merely skimmed the surface in telling about Jim's life, and was obviously not researched very carefully at all! Streissguth put out a book on Eddy Arnold at exactly the same time, which I've never read at all. I seriously doubt if this book was researched any better! As I said earlier, the majority of Jim's fans are very happy with your book, and that's really all that matters. There will always be people you cannot please, no matter what you do. Somehow, that reviewer on amazon even mentioned the Voicemasters CD's you've put out in a derogatory tone. How could anyone find fault in new music by Jim being released on all these great discs? It just goes to show you how they can even manage to find fault in something this good! It just doesn't make any sense. I for one am looking forward to the second edition of your book when it's published, as I know many other fans are as well. Keep up the good work, Larry!
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