Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland
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Softcover, 357 pages. Available on Amazon in softcover, E-book and Audiobook formats.
2014 Reader's Favorite GOLD MEDAL WINNER!!
Renowned pianist/composer/recording artist Robin Spielberg’s brave and funny memoir NAKED ON THE BENCH: MY ADVENTURES IN PIANOLAND offers readers to an inside look at many of the entertaining series of events and circumstances that followed Spielberg throughout her illustrious career. Quite simply, a beautiful book, and an uplifting story.
"Part memoir, part how-to manual for aspiring artists, Naked on the Bench explores—with humor, passion, and great detail—the ambition, focus, and courage needed for a career on the concert stage." - Robin Meloy Goldsby, author of Piano Girl and Waltz of the Asparagus People
"Naked on the Bench is irreverent, brave, funny, and heartbreaking. I read Naked on the Bench in three days, I couldn’t put it down. My husband kept asking me at different times throughout the marathon read, “Why are you laughing?” “Why are you crying?”, “What made you gasp?” Her writing is simple, clear and direct. Her Story is heartfelt and most important in an artist, true. It will make you want to have Robin as your best friend. Naked on the Bench has the appeal of a page turner, the depth of an autobiography, and the lessons from a true artist. It’s a wonderful lesson wrapped in a treat." - Felicity Huffman, Oscar nominee/Emmy & Golden Globe-winning actress
"Her life story as told in her often funny, and also heart-warming memoir, Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland, is something that will probably resonate with any musician. The bouts of insecurity and directionless. The frustrations of dealing with music industry members who just don't get it, and the joys of occasionally, meeting someone who does. The challenges of balancing a personal life with a hectic performing schedule. The high-profile gigs that turn out to be let-downs, and the unexpectedly revelatory shows in unglamorous out of the way places." - Jay Lustig for NJ ArtsNet 2015