Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer touches on a theme that is common to all people- the power of music. Dr. Ruth writes a warm and touching book about the role music has played in her own life and how it has significantly shaped her memory, her emotions, and her very being. Dr. Ruth invites her readers to share in her life story, told from a uniquely musical perspective.
This memoir captures the great multiplicity which defined Dr. Ruth’s life. By the time she was thirty, Ruth Westheimer had lived in five countries, each with its own distinct musical culture which influenced her outlook and sensibility. Dr. Ruth’s book takes readers through Nazi Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and France, and expresses how these places and her experiences in these countries are intimately tied to their native music.