Sid ‘One-Punch’ Luft, amateur-boxer, producer and Garland’s third husband, helped her achieve a meteoric comeback in the 1960s. It was Luft who reversed the fortunes of an apparently faded career, seeing her triumph at Carnegie Hall, in A Star Is Born and The Judy Garland Show.
A straight-talking sharp shooter, Sid fell for Judy hard and fast. Theirs would be the most successful of Garland’s marriages; the longest and most resiliently intimate. Luft’s vividly detailed memoir reveals the private torments of one of the greatest stars ever known, and of the one man who never stopped loving her. ‘In prose so brassy that it bruises the sensibilities, Luft… illuminates the dark side of life in the spotlight and dispels any sentimental illusions about the glories of show business in Hollywood’s classic age.’ The New Yorker
"He’s the kind of person you can lean against if you fall down. He’s strong and protects me. I respect him. And most important, I like him as much as I love him." - Judy Garland