A Woman Like Me

A Woman Like Me

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Acclaimed R&B singer Bettye LaVette celebrates her storied career in show business with her stunning memoir, A Woman Like Me, and her new album, Thankful N' Thoughtful.

As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette had a hit single with “My Man—He’s a Lovin’ Man.” By the time she was twenty, she had faded back into obscurity and was barely surviving in New York City. For the next forty years, despite being associated with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Otis… (more)

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Profane yet graceful, LaVette recounts these events with grit, ease, and prideful passion. Her anecdotes are vivid and unvarnished, and even her occasional dip into politics or petty grudges—on her shit list are old “friends” like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross—doesn’t obscure the force of her spirit. Or her vigor.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Plume (September 27, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 5.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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Books for music lovers

A selection of biographies and essays about music.


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