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Scott’s new book with Tony Bennett out November 15th, 2016


At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his next book in collaboration with Scott Simon.


“Deeply affecting… Mr. Simon’s cocktail of humor, honesty and compassion, is a powerful tonic…If not being quiet about death is becoming the new normal, Mr. Simon’s Unforgettable is one of its cornerstones.”
Steven Petrow, NYTimes

Instant New York Times Bestseller  |  Amazon “Best Book of the Month” | Morning Joe “Book Club Pick”


“A book that easily matches its title….When Scott Simon began tweeting pain, love and conversation from his mother’s deathbed in an intensive-care unit in July 2013, he turned personal grief into collective emotion. Sharing painful moments and insights…Simon broke ground in the uses of social media. He was alone with his mother for most of those days at the hospital. Yet millions sat vigil with him, sobbing and laughing at the life and wisdom of 84-year-old Patricia Lyons Simon Newman. Now, with “Unforgettable,” Simon reveals not the possibilities of social media but its limits. However intimate those 140-character bursts, they seem inadequate compared with the skilled unspooling of this memoir about growing up alongside his mother in their beloved Chicago and of caring for her in the final breaths.”
Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post

Scott Simon recorded his thoughts when he began tweeting from his mother’s death bed. Watch the video courtesy of The Daily Beast.