Howling at the Moon has ratings and 19 reviews. Mister said: I It turns out that everything I’ve ever read about Walter Yetnikoff is true — he’s a drug-fueled, . HOWLING AT THE MOON: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess. Walter Yetnikoff, Author, David Ritz, With. Broadway $ (p) ISBN. Show biz memoir at its name-dropping, bridge-burning, profane best: the music industry’s most outspoken, outrageous, and phenomenally successful.

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His fall from the top was mighty and If you’ve read anything about the music industry from the 70’s’s, you’ve no doubt had Walter Yetnikoff’s name come up. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I bought this for a dollar at a library book sale, though I’m sure I deliberated the value of its purchase. Yetnikoff lost, but the Stones still signed.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Views Read Edit View history. The account of his growing up is an interesting snapshot of ‘s Brooklyn, but as he moves into the years of moguldom, the narrative loses focus and only really regains it at the end when he shares his sobriety message.

Charles rated it really liked it Jan 20, I have a vision of punching out all ninety-eight pounds of him. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Joanna rated it really liked it Mar 08, Dearborn and Mary Dearborn.

Ghost of a Chance. It is a financially shrewd and wildly ambitious Wacko Jacko that Howling at the Moon reveals, though Yetnikoff does have to force him to attend a dinner with sales reps for his next album, Bad, at which Bubbles the chimp, wearing a nappy, holds the singer’s other hand on a tour of the room.


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Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Mike M rated it really liked it Sep 12, Aug 17, Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: This brisk, uncensored, and often hilarious tragicomic memoir tells how Yetnikoff plunged from the apex of his profession to the cellar riding a tidal wave of alcohol through a blizzard of cocaine.

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When Yetnikoff visited Tokyo to celebrate the deal, which saw him charged with finding a new head of Columbia Pictures, he was locked in moin room by two bodyguards to protect him from finding stimulant-fuelled trouble on the Ginza Strip. The author winds down after his walted from the majors; he gravely details his route to sobriety through his commitment to step work.

The Don Simpson of the music business. True to form, Walter raided the minibar, got blasted and, seeing no other means of escape, opened a hotel window and vented his rage by literally howling at the moon. Of course, that makes for some lurid entertainment, though I couldn’t quite get past the idea that I was spending my precious free-time with a man that actually approved the cover of this book. Mar 02, Pages.

HOWLING AT THE MOON: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess

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The rest of his time was spent soothing the egos of superstars such as Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen, in between screwing his competitors and his secretary. About Walter Yetnikoff Born in Brooklyn in and graduating from law school in the s, Walter Yetnikoff went on to become president of CBS Records from tocreating the most prestigious and profitable stable of artists in music history.


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The author playfully speaks of these times as if they are the everyday occurrences we all encounter. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A Writer of Our Time. Blood of the Liberals. Absolutely loved this book.

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He was also the most flamboyant, volatile and controversial personality to emerge from an industry and yetnikogf defined by sex, drugs and debauchery.

Yetnikoff knows what readers want. He went on to graduate magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College in before attending Columbia Law School where he attained a full scholarship after his first year and was an editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Published March 2nd by Broadway first published January 1st Funnest book I’ve read in ages. Mar 02, Minutes. He yettnikoff long since been left by his wife, June, the love of his life, along with the booze and the money. He lives walterr Los Angeles. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I was happy for Mr.