Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
Publish date: October 6th 2009
Publisher: Free Press
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
Excellent biography on the jazz legend. Robin Kelley worked on this book for 14 years and it shows in its incredible detail and insight to the great jazz pianist and composer.
Rating: 3* of fiveI wish I'd never read this book. I now don't like Thelonious Monk, who comes across in these pages as a self-centered snot whose mental illness could and should have been medicated to ameliorate its nasty effects on those around him; and I flat don't like the selfishness and effron...