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Soulful singer Michael McDonald looks back in his new memoir, ‘What a Fool Believes’

By MARK KENNEDY
AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Something stopped Michael McDonald from telling his story publicly — him. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with multiple Grammys just didn’t think he had one. McDonald, a member of both Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers who became a singular soul solo artist with such hits as “On My Own″ and “Sweet Freedom,” believed he was just a small player in the history of rock. Prodded by a friend — actor and comedian Paul Reiser — McDonald is finally owning his story this spring in the unvarnished and humble memoir “What a Fool Believes.” It’s the portrait of a remarkable singer-songwriter who had career highs and terrible lows.

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