Bettye LaVette: A Woman Like Me

Bettye LaVette: A Woman Like Me

Bettye LaVette with David Ritz Book Item: 74-0399159381

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Bettye LaVette's career has been a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster ride through the world of music; it has taken her from the peaks to the pits and back. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, she boldly recounts her freewheeling childhood---her parents ran an illegal liquor business out of their living room, which was frequented by some of the top acts of the forties and fifties---her short-lived conquest of the R&B world in the 1960s, her decline into poverty and despair, and her recent comeback and career revival, with two Grammy-nominated CDs and numerous appearances on major television talk shows. Poignant, brazen, and fearless, A Woman Like Me is a tour de force from one of the most outspoken female performers singing today---and she's a force to be reckoned with.

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Author: David Ritz
Format: Book
Item Number: 74-0399159381
ISBN 10: 0-399-15938-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-399-15938-1

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