Thursday, October 21, 2010

She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother

She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother
by Bryan Batt [Biography Batt]

This biography is actually about TWO people - Batt, and his mother. If his photo or name is unfamiliar to you, Bryan Batt stars in AMC's Mad Men as Salvatore Romano. In one interview about this book, Batt commented that he was fed up with memoirs by people complaining about their parents, so he decided to write a book about how great his mom has been. Batt was raised in New Orleans and after a New York trip with his mother to see "Cabaret" he was determined to become a song and dance man. Along with the story of how he became an actor on Broadway, we also learn about his mother and his life in New Orleans while growing up. You can practically hear her southern accent drip off the page. Batt was living and working in New York City when the terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and he describes some poignant moments of what life in NYC was like for a few days. Batt has some stories about Hurricane Katrina as well. A quick read, very interesting and entertaining. This reviewer was disappointed when the stories ended. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ publisher's official She Ain't Heavy... web page ] | [ official Bryan Batt web site ]
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