A Woman Like Me

A Woman Like Me

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Now in paperback, "an un-inching and uncompromising look at a life lived across the tracks from fame . . " (Detroit Free Press)

As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette scored a hit single with "My Man-He's a Lovin' Man." But by twenty, she had faded into obscurity, and bad luck repeatedly sabotaged her career. Then, after forty years of singing in clubs, her unforgettable performances at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors and at President Obama's preinaugural concert… (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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