"Michael DeVita has written a book that will delight not only Doris Day fans but anyone who has an interest in reading about a gentleman who has led quite an interesting life himself.
As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for how difficult it can be to write a balanced story where two fascinating lives (the author's and Miss Day's) intersect as they do in "My Secret Love Affair with Doris Day". Fortunately Mr. DeVita is an exceptionally competent storyteller who walks that line with stylish aplomb. The book is funny, sweet, heart-warming as well as providing detailed information about Miss Day that supports the reason she remains an entertainment icon.
This book is also a piece of Americana as the reader follows Michael's journey through many decades of his life - and what a life it is. You come away wishing that at some point in your life, you might have had a teacher like Michael DeVita because its obvious that the skill he breaks to this story he also brought to many a classroom.
The book is well worth a read and should be one you put on your bookshelf and take out from time to time to re-read. When a story can retain its initial magic with multiple readings then it has clearly achieved what any author would like from their book. You could sum up Michael's book with the title of one of Miss Day's many Gold Standards - "It's Magic"!!!
Available in paperback and on kindle, the book can be purchased through Amazon.Com currently and will be available at other retailers sometime in the next few weeks. Check out the reviews on Amazon. Mike is a new author, who also operates a website devoted mostly to his favorite star. It is found at: http://www.sampod4u.com.,
See how a lifelong devotion to a star like Doris can affect the very soul of a person's life, like Mike. One of Mike's passions about Doris is her incomparable singing voice, which was what first attracted him as a little boy and comforted him all through his life. A playlist of the majority of the songs mentioned in the book can be heard on the music website http://www.spotify.com. The link for the playlist can be found on the main page of the sampod website.
A first book by the author, he plans to send a large chunk of the proceeds to Miss Day's Animal Organization (http://www.DDAF.org ), which is Ms. Day's passion today. The author hopes the readers enjoy his story and are able to see the uncanny parallels in their lives, she as a major star, he as a teacher, and, of course, now that the book is released, the secret is no longer.