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Pavarotti's zesty autobiography; Pavarotti: My Own Story, with William Wright. New York: Warner Books. $3.95.

Pavarotti tells his own story - but adding to the breadth of this book are chapters by his wife, colleagues, manager, and accompanist, as well as several others.

Through the eyes of a man of zest and humor, the world of opera unfolds for those who know little about it. However, opera is not the only topic discussed here. Food, painting, Italy, today's youth - Pavarotti's views on these and other subjects reveal a man content with his lot, yet constantly seeking to grow.

Pavarotti expresses both an awareness of the problems in the world today and, at the same time, an infectious love of life. This book could infuse its readers with the same spirit.

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