Darryl W. Bullock is a publisher, editor, and writer specializing in numerous areas including music and the arts. He is the author of The World's Worst Records and posts weekly on his popular blog, The World's Worst Records. Bullock helped launch We Are Family, the UK's first magazine for LGBT families and their friends. He is the author of David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music and Florence Foster Jenkins: A Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer.
Darryl W. Bullock's charming FLORENCE! FOSTER!! JENKINS!!! is just
about right for those who want to know more about the world's worst
opera singer . . . thoroughly readable and entertaining. This
appealing little biography--which arrives just as a film version of
its heroine's story, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, has been
released in the US--is warmhearted and delightful. At its core is a
touching love story, as well as a message about the human
spirit.--Alexander McCall Smith
It's a fascinating, exquisitely written book that will make you a fan if not of her singing, than of her times of when Americans could redefine themselves and make themselves into whatever they wanted to be. It's quite a beauty.--Tony Norman
Bullock admiringly relates [Florence's] remarkable life and story with great verve.
This is an entertaining little biography, well grounded in cited research . . . of the wealthy New York socialite who made herself into a musical cult figure
Just in time for the Hollywood blitz, author Darryl Bullock's biography of the 'world's worst opera singer' digs into Jenkins' ancestry, marriages, social life, opera career, and her hilariously scathing reviews...she sounds like a piano falling down the stairs. But what she lacked in talent, she made up for with moxie.