“The way The Music in My Life came to be is a story in itself. I wrote my recollections, in no special order, handwritten, double-spaced, and gave them to Doug. He typed them, I’d make some changes and we’d go back and forth that way, until it was exactly what I wanted to say. We had a ball!” The book is an outspoken, surprising, intimate memoir of young Betty Powell, how she met and married Eugene (Doug) Jones and became an opera singer at 41, performing major roles in dozens of operas, in this country and abroad.
“It came from someplace, I don’t know where,” Betty says. “I just wrote and wrote and wrote. Doug had saved every program, every news item, every picture and that helped a lot.