In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life.
From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his collaborations with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and others, Bacharach details his long-lasting success as well as the never-before-told stories behind the hits.
Candid and emotional, and with 16 pages of color photographs, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music is Burt Bacharach in his own words—a powerful and personal look at the award-winning songwriter and composer.
Burt Bacharach (1928-2023) was one of the most accomplished popular composers and songwriters of the twentieth century. A classically trained pianist, his songs have been recorded by some of the most influential artists of all time. He wrote more than seventy Top 40 hits and received Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy awards for his work.
“Absorbing.” — Rolling Stone
“A congenial overview of a life devoted to music.… Illuminating and gritty.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This chatty autobiography…tracks the famed composer’s life and career from childhood to the present day.… [H]is contributions to popular music of the twentieth century have been inarguably significant.” — Booklist