“I started reading “The Drummer’s Widow” two days ago, and only put it down when there was something else I absolutely had to do. It’s a wonderful book. The author’s inside knowledge of the music business – its magic and its madness – and her deep understanding of love, loss, and life make it soar. A courageous book, beautifully written. Highly recommended.”

I was thrilled to receive this enthusiastic review from my old friend Laurel Massé, whose career I managed back when I was a manager instead of an author. I stood in the dark wings of many a concert hall and listened to the well-earned applause she and the other members of The Manhattan Transfer received onstage.  So for me, now as a writer, I can say that Laurel’s review feels like a standing ovation.