If you don't really know who Liberace is—and it's been over a quarter century since he passed away, so there's no shame in admitting that—this may not be the book for you. Liberace Extravaganza! is not supposed to be a comprehensive biography. What it is, though, is a deep and respectful look at the performer's elaborate wardrobe. And this is a wardrobe that demands respect: There are tuxedos, capes, bow ties, and short-shorts, all embroiders with an insane amount of gems, rhinestones, electric lights, fur, and fringe. Some of the outfits look like something you'd find on the ocean floor. Others could be an alien emperor's wardrobe from a 70's sci-fi movie, or a castoff from the wealthy city-dwellers in the Hunger Games.
There's nothing to review, here, really. If you like beautiful photographs of elaborately hand-sewn garments worn by the most flamboyant man to ever play a piano, this is the book for you. If you don't like beautiful photographs of elaborately hand-sewn garments worn by the most flamboyant man to ever play a piano, you should maybe examine your life choices. This book is amazing and everyone conversant in Liberace lore should take a look at it, especially before Behind the Candelabra comes out.