Come Fly With Me is Michael Bublé’s Rise to Stardom, a Memoir – but it is not from Michael himself but rather from Beverly Delich, his manager. The book starts out focusing on her life and in about Chapter 3 we heard about the first time that she had met Michael. He had entered a singing contest at the age of 18. He would have won – but unfortunately the age limit was 19 so he had to be disqualified. This got Beverly the nickname of “Beverly the Bitch”. But eventually their paths would cross again and Michael would ask Beverly to be his manager.
I liked that this was the story of Michael’s early career but told from a bit of a different approach than your typical biography or autobiography. If the book isn’t written by the artist, then I’d have to say that the manager who was with him from the beginning and got him a lot of his earlier bookings is probably the next best thing! Throughout the chapters there were also photographs as well, which I always think is a nice touch in such books.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Come Fly With Me reveals Delich’s true behind-the-scenes story of the raw beginnings of Michael Bublé’s struggles and the stepping stones that led to his ascent to the top. “From the very beginning, deep inside his heart and soul, Michael wanted the brass ring and nothing less”, says Delich. “Even facing adversity, his desire for a major label and a major management company were the objectives.”
Michael valued dearly Delich’s professionalism, her belief in him and her dedication – even referring to her as his “safety net”. That was all Delich needed to continue on her decade long journey with him.
In eight warm, engaging and honest chapters, readers will learn how difficult the journey to superstardom was with countless early rejections, many naysayers and doors to the entertainment “moguls” that appeared to be closed. But with Delich guiding the path, the doors were always “slightly ajar.” With her tenacity, encouragement and whole-hearted belief in Michael, Delich did not stop until the record label was in place and industry legend Bruce Allen agreed to manage his next leg of international superstardom.