For decades, Liberace was known for his music, candelabra, charisma, diamonds and dazzle. Over the years Liberace acquired an astounding array of prestigious awards, including: Instrumentalist of the Year, Best Dressed Entertainer and Entertainer of the Year. He also earned two Emmy Awards, six gold albums, two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's highest paid musician and pianist. Best of all, he was known and loved throughout the world as Mr. Showmanship." Relive The Wonderful Private World of Liberace in the reprinting of his fourth publication. When I started this book, I couldn't keep help wondering if I was doing it the right way. After all, it was so very different from the other books. One afternoon, I ran into Shirley MacLaine in a florist shop in Malibu. She'd never seen my Malibu place, so I invited her over. While we were having a drink, I discovered she had just completed her book Dancing in the Light. "What a coincidence," I said. "I'm just starting to write my fourth book." She described a private place she had up in Washington, where she liked to sit outside, particularly when it was raining. She would sit under an umbrella and jot down the material in longhand. The solace and quietude of the place were very inspiring to writing in this personal style. I told here I was doing mine in longhand, as well, just as if I was writing a letter to someone. She smiled encouragingly. "But that's exactly how you should do it!"So here it is a very personal letter from me to you, sharing an intimate glimpse into The Wonderful Private World of Liberace.