Howling at the Moon has ratings and 19 reviews. Mister said: I It turns out that everything I’ve ever read about Walter Yetnikoff is true — he’s a drug-fueled, . HOWLING AT THE MOON: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess. Walter Yetnikoff, Author, David Ritz, With. Broadway $ (p) ISBN. Show biz memoir at its name-dropping, bridge-burning, profane best: the music industry’s most outspoken, outrageous, and phenomenally successful.

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The World of the Rock. By using our website you ths to our use of cookies. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists with This Book. Filled with crass humor and a reference on every page to either a Jap, a Jew, or a skirt. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. In the late 80s, Jackie Kennedy Onassisthen an editor of Doubledayapproached Yetnikoff about writing his life story.


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They were all under contract to CBS Records, making it the most successful label of the era. Blood of the Liberals. Yetnikoff’s autobiography, Howling at the Moonco-written with David Ritzwas published in Book ratings by Goodreads.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Published March 2nd by Broadway first published January 1st Reflecting on the sinister cycle that howllng his career in tatters and CBS flush with cash, Yetnikoff emerges with a hunger for redemption and a new reverence for his working-class Brooklyn roots.

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Puma, had helped him recover from his addictions to alcohol and mooj. Like watching a train wreck. As drug-crazed, booze-swilling megalomaniacs go, Yetnikoff makes excellent company. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

One of those original assholes who gave the human race a bad name, Yetnikoff on drugs was just a monster.

His high-flying ended in breakdown, but throughout his rise and fall, Yetnikoff remained a man of huge charisma and disarming charm. Major industry shifts and huge decisions were made heavily under the influence of drugs and alcohol, spite, revenge, and just because he could. Preview — Howling at the Moon by Walter Yetnikoff.



Apr 11, Mister Mank rated it liked it. Who Is Michael Ovitz? His fall from the top was mighty and If you’ve read anything about the music industry from the 70’s’s, you’ve no doubt had Walter Yetnikoff’s name come up.

Having risen from working-class Brooklyn and the legal department of CBS, Yetnikoff, who freely admitted to being tone deaf, was an unlikely label head. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Mark rated it liked it Jun 30, Howling At The Moon: Yetnikoff knew most of the stars and embraced all the excesses of this era: Charles Michener and Peter Duchin.

At the Grammy Awards, Jackson called Yetnikoff up to the podium saying that he was “the best president of any company. Buy the Audiobook Download: