An eloquently told personal account of an era of enormous cultural and political change, My Song by Harry Belafonte tells the inspiring story of a startlingly original and powerful entertainer who has always engaged fiercely with the issues of his day.
In this video, Harry explains why he wrote the book—and why he wants everyone to find his or her own song.
Select praise for My Song:
A New York Times Notable Book
“This rich memoir chronicles a lifetime of activism alongside some of history’s greatest heroes and sheds new light on moments that shaped our nation. Through it all, Harry exudes the same passion and candor I’ve experienced in our friendship and conversation over the years.” —President Bill Clinton
“A gorgeous account of the large life of a Harlem boy.” —Garrison Keillor, The New York Times Book Review
“The ‘Song’ of [Belafonte’s] life has been…diverse, encompassing the heartbreaking ballads of poverty and loss, up-tempo pop songs of fame and wealth, and deeply felt spirituals of dedication to social justice. The world is richer for having heard them.” —The Boston Globe
“A brave and spellbinding memoir…Belafonte tells a sweeping story…. Surprising and revelatory.” —The Washington Post
“An honest, in many ways important and genuinely revelatory autobiography…. My Song is a more than fitting denouement for a life well lived.” —The Seattle Times