From Paul Shaffer, lifelong music junkie, hipster, and
longtime leader of David Letterman's band, comes a candid,
endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir of a life
in-and love of-show business.
How does a kid go
from a remote Canadian town at the tip of Lake Superior to
the bright lights of Broadway and a gig leading the band on
Letterman? This book is Paul Shaffer's answer to that
question. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to his
first legitimate job out of college-which found him working
with future stars (and friends) Gilda Radner, Martin Short,
and Eugene Levy-to being first musical director of the
nascent Saturday Night Live and helping to form the
Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with Dave and
playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has
lived the ultimate showbiz life.
Now, in this
hilarious, entertaining, and candid memoir-in which he
dishes on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel
Gibson and Britney Spears-Paul gives us the full
behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop
tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band
every night at the Sullivan Theater.