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    Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace (MP3 CD) (CD-Audio) By (author) Scott Thorson, By (author) Alex Thorleifson, Narrator Peter Berkrot

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    DescriptionIn this unusually frank book Scott Thorson, Liberace's longtime lover, tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality. Liberace's unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother determined to force him into a concert career, serves as the prologue for a story that goes on to detail Liberace's early appearances in honky-tonks, his move to New York to seek fame, and, finally, his first booking in Las Vegas, where he was courted by the Mafia. As Thorson attests, such successes provide a bright counterpoint to a darker tale of a man hungry for power, given to every excess. Liberace's credo--`too much of a good thing is `wonderful``--is reflected here in his acquisition of new lovers, luxurious homes, a large collection of pornography, and a total of twenty-six house dogs. `Behind the Candelabra` above all explores the fundamentally tender love affair between Liberace and Thorson--whom Liberace sent to his own plastic surgeon to have his face remodeled in Liberace's own image! This fast-paced story, sprinkled with anecdotes about famous entertainers such as Michael Jackson and Shirley MacLaine, ends with an intimate look at Liberace's final days as he lay dying of AIDS--and his deathbed reconciliation with Thorson. Thorson's story will also appear in the upcoming biopic of the same name starring award-winning actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

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    Behind the Candelabra
    My Life with Liberace (MP3 CD)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott Thorson, By (author) Alex Thorleifson, Narrator Peter Berkrot
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 72 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452661919
    ISBN 10: 145266191X

    BIC subject category V2: AVRG
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    LC classification: CT
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC23: 786.2092
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    14 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Alex Thorleifson is a freelance journalist and coauthor, with Pilar Wayne, of `John Wayne: My Life with the Duke.` Scott Thorson became famous for his relationship with and lawsuit against Liberace and his testimony against gangster Eddie Nash. A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot held feature roles in `Caddyshack` and Showtime's `Brotherhood.` He has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children; has been nominated for an Audie Award; and has received a number of `AudioFile` Earphones Awards and starred reviews.
    Review quote
    `This memoir by Liberace's longtime lover has been made into a biopic. . . . Peter Berkrot provides a direct and unadorned narration.` ---AudioFile