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Reviews

Warm, unpretentious and never lacking in humour
Mojo
Remarkable life story . . . entertaining new memoir . . . Refreshingly for a showbiz autobiography, the book is as economical and fat free as his lyrics
Waitrose Weekend
Breezy memoir . . . good, fast read
Jewish Chronicle
. . . a compelling memoir. Breezy and unpretentious, The Sanest Guy in the Room is a delightful collection of memories, insider information and after-dinner anecdotes
The Times
Emotional and poignant
Jewish Telegraph
Among the brilliant stories and wonderful behind-the-scenes glimpses of a life and career in show-business is some great advice, the best of which is don't use fifty words when you can use five. So I won't. Here's what I think of Don's book . . . It's bloody brilliant . . . Read it!
Michael Ball
One of the joys of Black's memoir is his close-up view of the abnormality of the people he has worked with. He has a sharp eye and turn of phrase . . . Black may well be one of the sanest guys in the room. He's one of the kindest too
Herald
He sprinkles his memoir with warm reminiscences and self-deprecating anecdotes . . . you'll come away from this entertaining book with a new appreciation for a craft that's too often overlooked
Mail on Sunday
Somewhere between a memoir and an extended love letter to his late wife, Shirley - who died in 2018, after a marriage that lasted 60 years - it details his remarkable career as a songwriter . . . as down-to-earth and charming as the book's title suggests
Guardian
Deeply moving
Radio Times