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The latest review of SWING is by Yahoo! Contributor Mary Beth Magee.

If you have Amazon Prime you can now 'borrow' the Kindle version of SWING for FREE!

Here's another book review, by Scott Eyman of the Palm Beach Post.  

The list of positive reviews for SWING continues:

I highly recommend this book. I usually listen to audio books, but this is one book in print that I couldn't put down. Don't even think about it. Just read it! This is a good one.  

"SWING" is a great read, and a more than impressive, heartfelt, first novel from this author. Bravo!  

A great read about perseverance and acceptance and a trip to the world of Swing.

Here is my recommendation...buy it for your IPad or eReader, download some Louis Prima songs, put your earphones in, turn up the volume and enjoy it.

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I am blessed to have married the love of my life almost 36 years ago...on October 24, 1976.  But we still also celebrate the day that we met... June 13, 1974!!  

When we first laid eyes on each other, I was developing an original musical comedy called "To Bed A Fortune."  I was the writer and the producer of the project and I brought together two separate friends, Harvey Edelman (a lyricist) and Neil Fishman (a composer.)  The show was based on a Restoration Comedy called "The Beaux' Strategem."

Ronni and I enjoyed a magical courtship!  We both fell madly in love and became the "poster children" for all the romantic souls who yearn for the kind of love affair that's just like you see in the movies.  The connection we had and the passion we exhibited did not go unnoticed by our friends, Harvey and Neil.

So when we set our wedding date, Harvey and Neil decided to write a song about us... a song called "Just Like You See In The Movies"... with lyrics like "I'm your Ginger Rogers and you're my Fred Astaire."

To top it off, they played it at our wedding with our mutual friend, Susan Lovell, singing the romantic lyrics!!  Trust me... It doesn't get any better than this.  And after 39 years... the lyrics still ring true for us.  So, take a listen at the song that's been our anthem for almost 40 years.

Just Like Ya See In The Movies