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All in Good Time

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All in Good Time by Jonathan Schwartz
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Jun 14, 2005 | ISBN 9780812973624

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“Here is a prose blues full of many things: a much-loved father; wives and children; lovers and other strangers; solitude and fear; booze and remorse; along with the Boston Red Sox, avocados, Beethoven string quartets, dark laughter, Sinatra, lost highways, the Western desert, pianos in empty ballrooms, Paris, friends, the endless search for home, and the spooky music of time.”
Pete Hamill

“It’s impossible to classify Jonathan Schwartz. In the way the phrase ‘disc jockey’ doesn’t begin to describe his work on the radio,
‘memoir’ doesn’t do justice to All in Good Time, which is a haunting, beautifully written, and desperately funny account of a supposedly privileged childhood and the tools a solitary child creates to survive. His voice is as wry and hypnotic on the page as it is on the air.”
John Guare

“If you love America, you’ll love this memoir by a unique man. He reminds us of our creative traditions: of baseball, of our golden age of music, and of family. This is a very honest book.”
Tony Bennett

“Jonathan Schwartz has taken the odd, less-than-ideal cards he was dealt—a celebrity songwriter father who was never home, a stepmother who didn’t want him around, and a yen for self-destruction almost as strong as his passion for music—and fashioned the compelling life he recounts here. How a melancholy and eccentric little boy grew up into the much-loved cultural presence he is today makes for a read that is by turns haunting and hilarious. All in Good Time is written straight from Schwartz’s large, eloquent (and unexpectedly modest) heart. ”
Daphne Merkin

“‘Nothing ever goes away.’ Not for Jonathan Schwartz in his All in Good Time. Everything is here: Sinatra, the Red Sox, women, and music. And truth. I absolutely loved it.”
Tim McCarver

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