The Road to Shmeggegee is a hilarious memoir of the trails and tribulations of the world of composer/conductor/innovator/explorer Joel Spiegelman. Packed with humor, it combines the ironies, twists and turns of living in a complex world marked by turbulent relationships, successes, failures, and a fascinating life. It keeps alive the comic tradition of Mel Brooks and Woody Allen.
Spiegelman's Russian-Jewish-American heritage is evident in every sentence whether he is conducting a symphony orchestra in Moscow, moonlighting as a maitre d’hôtel in New York, performing for Mikhail Gorbachev, brokering the purchase a TV network in Russia for Sweden, or confronting the Russian Mafia in Cairo in a deal set up by the great, great, great granddaughter of the Pharaoh..
You will laugh your way through every page of this incredible story that could only happen to someone travelling on The Road to Shmeggegee. What is a Shmeggegee anyhow? Read this book and you will soon find out.