Barbara Cook's Memoir

Miranda3
Featured Actor
joined:8/20/11
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/28/12 at 11:25pm
Isn't her book, co-authored with Isherwood, supposed to come out this fall? Can't wait to read it.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/28/12 at 11:27pm
There should be some good recipes in there.
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Miranda3
Featured Actor
joined:8/20/11
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/28/12 at 11:31pm
Right. Barbara Cook Cooks, Volume I: Appetizers.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/28/12 at 11:40pm
I thought it was called SHE CAN COOK TOO.
Theatrical Landladies
Leading Actor
joined:12/17/04
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/29/12 at 01:23am
Jordan - I think BC would know some outstanding recipes!

Seriously though a wonderful lady!
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PB ENT.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/11/03
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/29/12 at 02:57pm
Ms. Cook is one of my all time favorite female performers. Her voice melts and her stage presence fills any room.

I understand she had some challanges in her personal life during her singing career for a long period of time, as was mentioned in the recent Kennedy honors of which she was one of the honorees.

So glad she bounced back and hope she mentions her trials as well as her triumps to encourage people to be strong in any walk of life.

I also came to appreciate another amazing singing dancer Donna McKechnie, who overcame a severe physical problem to go on to dance again. She also wrote a wonderful autobiography. Amazingly strong women of the Arts.
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jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/29/12 at 03:11pm
Donna's memoir was wonderful. But more on topic, looking forward to the Barbara Cook memoir should it come out soon.

GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/29/12 at 10:09pm
I'll buy it in a New York minute!
fredric47
Chorus Member
joined:7/18/04
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 07:34pm
I also thought that Miss Cook's memoir, which I think should be ironically titled, "Fat Woman Can Sing," was due to be released this Fall. However, there is no mention of it on its publisher, Harper Collins' website. I have also tried contacting Miss Cook and her co-author Charles Isherwood of "The New York Times" to offer my services as a factchecker; but neither of them have responded to my e-mails, which is why I am proposing the less than flattering title. Barbara Cook admitted in an interview from 2003 that writing her life story will take a lot of time. I am guessing that there are just behind schedule.
Plum
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/04
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 08:29pm
Wow. If I got snarky about every potential employer who never replied to my emails I wouldn't have time to do anything else.
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 09:24pm
To my great sorrow, I have never met Miss Cook. But we do have a couple of friends in common and they give me the impression she is nothing like Marian the Librarian.

I'm not suggesting she has great scandals in her past, but if her autobiography is at all candid, it should be well worth reading.
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 09:35pm
I've met Ms. Cook once. She was lovely.
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 10:38pm
Sorry, jv, I certainly didn't mean to suggest Miss Cook would be anything but gracious. I've never heard anyone say that.

Those who know her merely say she at least used to be a hell of a good time. (No, I don't mean she was sexually promiscuous, just fun at a party and funny as hell!)
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 11:45pm
Oh no, I was just expressing my opinion of how kind I thought Ms. Cook was to me several years ago. If it seemed aimed at you in a negative way, my apologies.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 9/30/12 at 11:54pm
neither of them have responded to my e-mails, which is why I am proposing the less than flattering title.

I wouldn't presume to speak on Ms. Cook's behalf, so on my own, allow me to off this response:


yr pal,
joey




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Updated On: 10/1/12 at 11:54 PM
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 10/1/12 at 02:46pm
No problem, jv92. I just realized my own phrase "nothing like Marian the Librarian" could mean a lot of things, some of them very negative.

Nobody I know has had a bad word to say about the lady. As for me, she is my favorite legit Broadway soprano of all time.
Miranda3
Featured Actor
joined:8/20/11
Barbara Cook's Memoir
Posted: 10/1/12 at 08:49pm
I noticed that she had a lot of tour dates, many in the West, this spring and summer. Some of those dates got postponed when she had a problem with a new medication she was taking and were then rescheduled for later in the summer. Maybe all of this has set her back with the writing. It's hard enough to face the blank page even without setbacks!!