Stephen Sondheim: A Life

Stephen Sondheim: A Life - Meryle Secrest I've been wanting to read a biography of Sondheim for a long while, and this one pleasantly surprises by having more personal detail than I would ever have imagined Sondheim (reputedly very private) allowing. So kudos for that.

I will go back to this frequently to get the production history of various shows as I work my way through Sondheim's own words (the last words, obviously) on his lyrics, in his two-volume set. Put together, Sondheim's volumes, this biography and (bless it) you-tube make for a thoroughly immersive and fascinating experience.