Anita 1970-2006. How she survived drugs and the music business. 641 pages

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This continues Anita's story. She used to say, “I’m still here.”  After John Poole kicked heroin on Maui, he went to Honolulu with a pair of drumsticks.  He quickly got a job with the International Jazz Trio, then with ukelele jazz giant Ohta San.  Anita's boyfriend stole her belongings, so she showed up in Hawaii with just a suitcase.  We put out a record which became popular in Japan.

Includes Anita's philosophy of life and humor, and her advemtires with John Poole and their performances in Europe, Japan, United States, and Canada.  Interviews on the Tonight Show, Dick Cavette, Joe Franklin, 60 Minutes.  Plus stories of Mel Torme at Carnegie Hall, 50th Anniversary at Carnegie, and the Buddy Rich Band.