Michael McDonald Tells His Story in New Book
FILE - Michael McDonald, of the Doobie Brothers, poses for a portrait at Show Biz Studios in Los Angeles on Aug. 17, 2021. McDonald has a new memoir titled, "What a Fool Believes." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Michael McDonald Tells His Story in New Book

May 15th, 2024

Michael McDonald is a singer who has been in bands called Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. He also sings by himself. He has won many music awards and is famous. Michael now has written a book about his life. It is called "What a Fool Believes." His friend, Paul Reiser, who is an actor, helped him write it. The book will come out on May 21. The book starts with a story from when Michael was 19 years old. He was in trouble after a bad night. Then the book tells about his life. Michael talks about the good times and the bad times. In his book, Michael says he made some bad choices but still did great things. He shares funny and sad stories. He talks about singing with other famous singers like James Taylor and how his music changed over time. Michael's story shows that life can change fast. He says the book helped him feel better about his past. People who like music can learn from his book. They will read about how he writes songs and about his life in music. Michael McDonald is now 72 years old and he is happy to tell his story.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What is the name of the book Michael McDonald wrote about his life?
. Who is Michael McDonald's friend that helped him write the book?
. What did Michael McDonald talk about in his book?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

Michael McDonald is an American singer. He has worked in famous music groups and alone. He is known for his success in music. Michael has written a book about his life experiences and career. It covers his personal and professional journey in America's music industry.

🧠 Further reading

An autobiography is a story that someone writes about their own life. It is like a diary, but it looks back over the whole life, not just day by day. People write about what they remember, but sometimes they might not remember correctly. Some of these stories can be about how someone started to believe in God.

Billboard (magazine)
Billboard is a big magazine in America. It talks about music and fun things like videos and different kinds of music. The magazine shows which songs and albums are most liked. It also has a TV show. The magazine started a long time ago in 1894. Two men, William Donaldson and James Hennegan, made it first. It was about advertising and things like circuses and music. Later, it was just about music. Different people own the magazine now. The first time the magazine came out was a long time ago. It was made in a place called Cincinnati. It was not very long and it was about putting up posters and ads. The two men who made it each did different jobs. One did the writing and selling, and the other made the magazine.

Raveena Aurora
Raveena Aurora is a singer from America. She made music by herself and shared her first songs in 2017. People liked her music. In 2019, she made her first big album. Her music is very good and makes people happy. She made more music in 2020 and 2022. Raveena was born on September 30, 1993, in Massachusetts. Her family came from India. She lived in different places in America. She went to India many times. Her family had a hard time in India a long time ago. At home, she learned about her Indian culture. When she was a child, Raveena liked to write poems. In school, she found music she loved. She started to sing when she was very young. She would sing in the bathroom and learn about music. Raveena sang in her school for the first time and did very well. She knew she wanted to make music for her job. Her parents were not sure at first, but they helped her love music. Her dad liked Indian music too. Raveena started to make her own songs when she was just 12 years old.