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Holiday Gift Guide 2008

By Published: December 6, 2008
It also contains answers to a simple question she asked all of her visitors—"If you had three wishes what would they be?" The answers ranged from Miles simply saying "To be white" to Trane wishing for "immunity from sickness and three times the sexual power I have now." Most answers were for health, wealth and the hopes that on an individual and historic level the music they produced would one day be recognized. Sadly many in the book never lived to see that day. All, whether funny, warm or heartbreaking, came from the guts of these folks and help provide hints into the difficult lives they led.

Maybe too heavy as a stocking stuffer and more pricey than Chanukah gelt but a real treasure that's worth its weight in moments.


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