Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer

Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer

Darryl W. Bullock / May 28, 2020

Florence Foster Jenkins The Life of the World s Worst Opera Singer Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn t carry a tune in a bucket despite that in at the age of she played Carnegie

  • Title: Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer
  • Author: Darryl W. Bullock
  • ISBN: 9781468313741
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn t carry a tune in a bucket despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly prized today In his well researched and thoroughly enter Probably the most complete and absolute lack of talent ever publicly displayed Life MagazineMadame Jenkins couldn t carry a tune in a bucket despite that, in 1944 at the age of 76, she played Carnegie Hall to a capacity audience and had celebrity fans by the score Her infamous 1940s recordings are still highly prized today In his well researched and thoroughly entertaining biography, Darryl W Bullock tells of Florence Foster Jenkins meteoric rise to success and the man who stood beside her, through every sharp note Florence was ridiculed for her poor control of timing, pitch, and tone, and terrible pronunciation of foreign lyrics, but the sheer entertainment value of her caterwauling packed out theatres around the United States, with the singer firmly convinced of her own talent, partly thanks to the devoted attention for her husband and manager St Clair Bayfield Her story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, courage, conviction and of the belief that with dedication and commitment a true artist can achieve anything.

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    About "Darryl W. Bullock"

      • Darryl W. Bullock

        Described as a veritable Bard of the bent, broken and Baroque by Andy Partridge XTC , Darryl W Bullock is a writer, publisher and editor, specialising in music and the arts He has written for publications including The Bath Chronicle, Venue, Folio, The Spark, The Bath Magazine, Essentially Catering, My Wiltshire, We Are Family magazine, Good Bristol, B 24 7, 3Sixty, The Pink Paper and The Western Daily Press He has been profiled in The Guardian, The Sunday Times and GT and has featured on BBC One The Big Questions , C4 Come Dine With Me and on numerous local and national radio and TV programmes He is also the publisher of The Green Guide to Bristol and Bath, the annual guide to ethical living for the West Country.Darryl is the author of The World s Worst Records Volumes 1 and 2 and Florence Foster Jenkins the Life of the World s Worst Opera Singer Duckworth Overlook, 2016 , singled out as delightfully cheering by bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith in the Guardian His latest work, David Bowie Made Me Gay 100 Years of LGBT Music, will be issued in September 2017 He posts weekly on his popular blog, The World s Worst Records worldsworstrecords facebook pg darrylwbu


    513 Comments

    1. I am amazed with the fact that anyone would ever publish such horrific writing. I suppose it is fitting that the publishing company which produced this book is called: "Overlook Press," because they completely overlooked editing altogether. After only a few pages in, I was so distracted by the many punctuational and structural errors that I almost quit reading it. However, I decided to see the book through to the end being that it is such a short read: a mere 144 pages. I recently saw an adverti [...]


    2. Between a 3 and a 4 star. The actual book construction is a little uneven and jumps around which gives it a "soapy" feel (he quotes the wretchedly bitchy Simon Doonan - in a soundbite that should just die and I'm not going to repeat it here - who wasn't even born when Madame died in 1944). However, Bullock does evoke a lot of sympathy for his subject, a Society lady who clearly LOVED classical music and had the money to indulge her passion despite (or because of) her lack of voice. You can still [...]



    3. I enjoyed learning more about Florence Foster Jenkins, notoriously bad coloratura soprano (if you haven't had the pleasure yet, go look her up on YouTube). This book serviceably covers the details of her family and career: lots of dates and places and happenings.There was a disconnect, though. The author doesn't seem to have any love for her; he seems to be writing a book on a subject he doesn't care about, like a high school kid writing a report on an assigned topic. I would have expected a bit [...]


    4. This book reads like a longer bio article. It’s not, but it has no real depth to it either. From all accounts in this book, Florence Foster Jenkins, was all about passionher passion of life, culture, arts, and especially music, but I just wish the book could have brought more passion to itself.


    5. Wow! I can’t recommend this as a well written book. However, if you get by the overwhelming amount of superfluous detail included, there is the undeniably dedication of FFJ to her career as a “singer” and as a philanthropist to be had.


    6. On my wife's request, we saw the movie about Florence Foster Jenkins. It was OK. The book was simply not interesting to me.



    7. This hagiography provides an uncritical and superficial description of the life of a socialite who is remembered today because although she was the world's worst opera singer, she managed to entertain people with her public performances and recordings.It rates between 2.5 and 3 stars.


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