We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives by Paul Shaffer
A Swingin' Show-biz Saga

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Paul Shaffer—born and bred music junkie and longtime leader of David Letterman’s Late Show band—opens up in this candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir.  From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to being the first musical director of Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with David Letterman and playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has lived the ultimate showbiz life.  Now—dishing on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and Britney Spears—Paul gives us the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the Sullivan Theater.


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About Paul Shaffer

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PAUL SHAFFER has been David Letterman's musical director for the past twenty-seven years. He also co-composed "It's Raining Men." DAVID RITZ has cowritten memoirs with, among others, Ray Charles and Don Rickles. He also co-wrote Sexual Healing.
 
Published September 25, 2009 by Anchor. 354 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Late Night with David Letterman veteran recalls his storybook rise from strip-club pianist to musical director of the "World's Most Dangerous Band."

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Paul Shaffer’s memoir includes brushes with Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lewis.

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Paul Shaffer dishes lavishly on the American music and celebrity scene, but it leaves you wondering if the man couldn't have done more than just be a sidekick

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