As Life is a Gift: The Zen Of Bennett nears its official publication date of November 20, 2012, we’ll be providing links to news about the film, article and reviews, and other information.
This book is available in numerous formats from major retailers. These formats include:
Hardback Amazon Barnes and Noble
Paperback – Large Print Amazon
Audible Audio Book (narrated by actor Joe Mantega) Audible (PDF file of photographs and sketches available for download at Audible)
Regular Kindle Version Amazon
Enhanced Kindle Version (with audio and video) Amazon
Nook Barnes and Noble
iBooks iTunes Bookstore
Click here to view the Harper Collins web page for Life Is A Gift: The Zen of Bennett.
Toronto Sun Interview November 21
Women’s Wear Daily November 15
USA Today November 14
Associated Press (via The Washington Post)
Somebody wrote a reivew on Amazon that didn’t manifest a high regard for Life is a Gift. I wrote a comment but I couldn’t publish it because I hadn’t made any purchases at Amazon. Here is my comment on the review by someone who read the book:
This is a well written review by the author who has a very good analytical mind and fine ability to express himself. But what the review is lacking is an appreciation for sensitivity, courage, faith, determination, and economics. I really don’t care to read about the details of how Mr. Bennett was almost killed in WWII, his troubles with the IRS, what it cost him to stand up for black people, his troubles with drug additiction, his loss of fame for a considerable period of time, the problems with his marriages, etc. I think it is a miracle that he overcame all of that and is still performing at age 86. Also, this is a capitalistic society. The man and his friends are free to attempt to maximize their profits at any time of the year including Christmas; lots of other people are doing it. Mr. Bennett has contributed far more money and time for humanitarian purposes and deserves respect. I’m sure Mr. Bennett will help a lot of other people with the proceeds from this book. Give Mr. “Benefit” Bennett the benefit of any doubt and buy a few copies of the book so you can give some away to friends. Get past “trite” mode and get into “sensitivity” mode.