Come Fly with MeThe Blurb

Come Fly With Me reveals Delich’s true behind-the-scenes story of the raw beginnings of Michael Bublé’s struggles and the stepping stones that led to his ascent to the top. “From the very beginning, deep inside his heart and soul, Michael wanted the brass ring and nothing less”, says Delich. “Even facing adversity, his desire for a major label and a major management company were the objectives.”

Michael valued dearly Delich’s professionalism, her belief in him and her dedication – even referring to her as his “safety net”. That was all Delich needed to continue on her decade long journey with him.

In eight warm, engaging and honest chapters, readers will learn how difficult the journey to superstardom was with countless early rejections, many naysayers and doors to the entertainment “moguls” that appeared to be closed. But with Delich guiding the path, the doors were always “slightly ajar.” With her tenacity, encouragement and whole-hearted belief in Michael, Delich did not stop until the record label was in place and industry legend Bruce Allen agreed to manage his next leg of international superstardom.

The Review

I am conflicted about Come Fly with Me by Beverly Delich. On the one hand it is a very interesting read. On the other hand I can’t help but think that the author has used her relationship with Michael Bublé as a cash cow.

Ok so let’s look at this logically. Beverly Delich’s relationship with Michael Bublé did happen. That is not up for question. However, the first few chapters of the book have nothing at all to do with him. They are self indulgent and they seem irrelevant to what the selling point of the book is about.

Beverly Delich spends the first few chapters waxing lyrical about her life. It takes a while before the story of Michael Bublé’s meteoric rise to success even begins. To be fair, even when that does happen, the story is centred on the feelings and emotions of Beverly Delich rather than Michael Bublé. This would not be a problem if Delich hadn’t used Bublé to sell the story.

Here is where further conflict comes into play. Come Fly with Me is really well written. No one can dispute this. For me, the story was just sold in a false way. I thought I was getting a Michael Bublé story but instead I got something different.

Come Fly With Me by Beverly Delich is available now.

Morrissey FAQThe Blurb

No one can argue that Morrissey is one of the best lyricists and charismatic front men in music history. But people love to argue about other things – his mysterious personal life, his pompous attitude, and the history and meaning behind his biggest hits.

Morrissey FAQ will put to rest any questions and doubts about the singer known around the world for his meaningful lyrics and biting wit. Readers will also learn about his passions, his weaknesses, the people who love him, the people who hate him, and the people who want to be him. Not since Elvis have fans been so obsessed with a singer; they fight with each other at concerts, they rush and tackle him onstage, they dress and act like him, and they even build shrines dedicated to him. Liking Morrissey isn’t just liking his music – it’s a way of life.

Morrissey is known for his over-the-top lyrics, his stage antics, his philosophies, and his whining. But after reading this book and digging deeper into the brooding mystique that is Morrissey, you’ll also start whining…for more Moz!

The Review

It is a somewhat weird truth that music fans tend to go through a Morrissey phase. Love him or hate him people go through a period of their lives where they list, love, hate, critique and generally wax lyrical about the man himself or his original band The Smiths.

D McKinney takes her love a bit further than this.

McKinney’s love for Morrissey drips of every page of this fascinating book. The insight and depth of knowledge that McKinney has is astonishing. From really straight forward numerical details e.g. dates of release of singles, chart position, etc. to random facts. It really is remarkable. This is the good thing about McKinney’s book Morrissey FAQ.

However, this book did have some cloying moments. I felt that McKinney offered her own opinion far too often; it made Morrissey FAQ seem amateurish and sometimes ruined the flow of the impressive facts and extensive knowledge that McKinney so clearly knew.

Morrissey FAQ is a diehard fan of Morrissey’s dream book. It allows you to have someone else to fangirl with. For me, it just had too much personal interjection.

Morrissey FAQ by D McKinney is available now.