by David Cassidy
Headline Publishing Group, 2007
No one who grew up in the 1970s can forget The Partridge Family or its hunky lead actor, David Cassidy. It's telling, though, that this book was published in the UK, where David's star often shone brighter than it did in North America.
When I heard that David was coming to Centre-in-the-Square this coming February, I thought it would be cool to go and see him. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so to speak. And when I saw that he'd written this book, I thought it might prove an interesting read.
And so it is. The book covers his life pretty much from birth to the present, and in my opinion his stated purpose of allowing the reader to discover the "real" David Cassidy is achieved. In addition to his own words, the book is interspersed with the words of his family and close friends, who provide the perspective of more objective observers.
If you want an inside look into the life of a superstar, one who, at his peak, was even bigger than Elvis or the Beatles, read this book. It is definitely an eye-opener.