Aug 14, 2021 by Daniel de Visé
I hope that you are all enjoying this lazy summer, and that you and yours remain safe and well.
I wanted to let you know that my B.B. King biography, King of the Blues, has collected three consecutive starred reviews from the publishing trades: Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and now Kirkus.
Here's an excerpt from the Kirkus review, which will publish next week:
"As blues royalty and one of the 20th century’s most influential musicians, B.B. King (1925-2015) has long deserved a well-considered biography that places his achievements in a cultural and historical context. This is it.
"Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist de Visé deftly interweaves tales of American history, pop culture, racial relations, music theory, and much more to fully demonstrate King’s significance. . . . It’s a magnificent tale that de Visé reconstructs mostly in King’s own words, culled from his memoir and the hundreds of interviews he gave throughout his career. However, it is often when the author writes as an outsider about King’s life that the most poignant revelations come.
"The thrill is here, as B.B. King finally gets his due in this first meticulous account of his historic life."
Wishing you all the best,