Biography of Louis Armstrong written by one of Europe's earliest jazz writers. Goffin had unprecedented access to Armstrong, who wrote pages and pages of biographical information for Goffin to use. Goffin's originally wrote the book in his native French. The English translation by James F. Bezou, coupled with Goffin's flowery writing style, created awkward sentences such as, "The very first notes threw a flutter into Manhattan's glamour girls, who had deserted their penthouses to dance and order theirs straight, and who now cooed delightedly." Armstrong's notes for Goffin are today considered more valuable than this book and can be found in "Louis Armstrong In His Own Words."