Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story

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Perseus Books Group, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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One of the great women of American music, equally at home singing blues and jazz, Etta regales us with tales of her chaotic childhood, the stars she has known, and her troubled trip to stardom in this mesmerizing autobiography.

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Crazy,crazy story. No holds barred, tell it like it is. A great read. Read full review

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User Review  - Ariel - Goodreads

A perfect autobiography. Even more perfect because about ten or so years after this came out, Etta James sunk into illness and Alzheimer's. For a life like hers and a what an amazing life she lived ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

David Ritz is the author of Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye , and many other books with or about Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and B.B. King. He is a three-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

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