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diane cox
08-26-2016
10:13 PM ET (US)
Thanks Suzanne, usually I'm able to keep my quips to myself, and just watch with amusement. Love this site with all the knowledge, and viewpoints - so I even enjoy the little spats when I'm not involved in them.

Haven't been too well the past few months, but doing much better now. Getting a nice new shed for the backyard, so we are cleaning out the old one. Put some stuff out by the curb for neighborhood pick up tomorrow, and it's all gone. Nothing for the city to pick up. Amazes me what some people will cart off. Everyone have a good evening.
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Ed
08-26-2016
08:26 PM ET (US)
Penning my autobiography was very important to me and in some ways I had to accept the facts that the people whose lives made those things happen were no longer here. In the brief trial Mario was a major character because I shared some most personal things that we, he and I shared. Raised in the tenements of Brooklyn with Irish, Jewish and Italian and a young boy playing Mario was my world and I loved it.
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Suzanne
08-26-2016
07:29 PM ET (US)
Yes,Ed, we discussed your penning an autobi some time ago. Hope you'll take it up again .You may have to, now! Diane, that was a funny quip!
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Ed to Suzanne
08-26-2016
04:20 PM ET (US)
Suzanne, guess I got confused myself and just added my two cents for that I apologize. Yes too much psychoanalysis of this poor man. I like you will listen to Mario and not try to dig into his head, I'm just happy listening to him sing. I put away all the stories and tune in.
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Ed
08-26-2016
03:56 PM ET (US)
Hey Guys, no that's one career I didn't take being a writer. I did however start a book about myself about 14 years ago relating stories of my growing up in Brooklyn, New York and my becoming a Mario fan. I sent a cd of it to Bob Dolfi and Damon who of course gave me a thumbs up. I never finished it but one day I might.
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Suzanne
08-26-2016
02:51 PM ET (US)
This has all gotten out of hand. No,Fred, at least I don't think Ed's written a book lately. Because I said that I regretted ordering the book, didn't mean that I think it isn't well written. I 'm just overwhelmed by all the psychoanalysis of Mario. Found it depressing. Guess I just prefer to hide my head in the sand, and accept him as we saw him, enjoying his glorious singing, gorgeous good looks and fantastic personality.It's all enough for me.Have to wonder why other singers weren't taken apart as he was. A compliment, maybe, because he was so spectacular and well-loved.I'll read it, but I'll cry a lot.
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Martino
08-26-2016
02:51 PM ET (US)
Just got back from an abbreviated stay up in the north country to hear the bad news about Matt's wife. My sincerest condolences to him and his family.

I agree with Fred that Linz's book is a good one but I can see where Suzanne and others may not like it. It is in a unique style that is not in the manner of most authors. The work itself is not a classic book story telling with a logical beginning, middle and conclusion, nor was it intended to be. My review a while back addresses this point but "The One Tenor", like the author himself, is an excellent but perhaps an acquired taste for some people. Have you ever had Riesling? You must savor and dwell a bit on the first taste to try and understand its flavor - you can taste it immediately but you don't know at that point what you are tasting and if you will really enjoy it. It is a little strange at first but then when you take more in and finish the glass you finally understand the winemaker's intent and appreciate it's unique flavor. Such is "The One Tenor".

Yes, I would also like to know about Ed's book. I know Sam was suppose to write something about Mario's life and career but I'm not sure where that project is at the moment. I was not aware Ed might be doing the same. Fill us in, Ed.
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Fred Day
08-26-2016
01:51 PM ET (US)
Ed: Did you write a book?? If so, what is it about?? Linz's book is excellent!! I have only read the first edition, so far. I plan to get the new 2nd edition soon. Ciao.
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diane cox
08-26-2016
01:21 PM ET (US)
That sound you heard could of been a can of worms being opened.
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Suzanne
08-26-2016
11:03 AM ET (US)
Ed, no, not your book, don't have it yet , Linz book.Sorry you misunderstood.
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Ed
08-26-2016
10:05 AM ET (US)
Suzanne, I thought it was an interesting story sorry you didn't care for it. Guess I'm not a good critic. Haha.
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Suzanne
08-26-2016
10:00 AM ET (US)
Ed, thanks for trying.
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Suzanne
08-26-2016
09:53 AM ET (US)
Received "the book" yesterday.Regret ordering it.
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Suzanne
08-25-2016
08:39 AM ET (US)
Thank you, Ed and Gary. Anxious to hear how she is. Such a favorite of mine.
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Ed
08-24-2016
06:23 PM ET (US)
Suzanne, I'm working with Gary to check on our friend hopefully we'll hear soon. Will let you know asap.
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Fred Day
08-24-2016
02:14 AM ET (US)
Gail: I believe there were no children or animals in That Midnight Kiss. In the Don Giovanni Il Mio Tesoro scene from Serenade, the other singers were just extras, as they did not sing. Staged kisses in Lanza films - at least 7 - one per film, is my guess. Ciao.
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