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Piano lessons : music, love & true adventures

Author: Noah Adams
Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, [1997], ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author describes his midlife decision to learn to play the piano, a lifelong dream that made him reevaluate his life achievements and that was bolstered by his admiration for accomplished pianists.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Noah Adams; Noah Adams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Adams
ISBN: 0385318219 : 9780385318211
OCLC Number: 36867951
Notes: Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, 1996.
Description: xix, 250 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: January. Why does a fifty-one-year-old man decide he has to have a piano? --
February. Here comes the truck! What do I do now? --
March. Getting past middle C with a computer looking over my shoulder --
April. The oldest piano in the world plus the sweet inspirations of rock and roll --
May. John Grisham? I've met him. He's rich. Bet he can't play the piano --
June. The attack of the humidity monster and a songwriter's million-selling moment --
July. Throwing a firefly to Kansas could be easier than learning "Misty" --
August. I'm riding this piano bicycle through the puddles, and there's a big wet streak up my back --
September. An assignment in Ireland, two weeks off in Maine. What's a piano? --
October. Salvation at a music camp, but they make me play in front of people --
November. A Vermont guy who loves free pianos and a New York teacher who adores Steinways --
December. My wife falls in love with a piano player in a tuxedo, and the night is still young.
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The author describes his midlife decision to learn to play the piano, a lifelong dream that made him reevaluate his life achievements and that was bolstered by his admiration for accomplished pianists.

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