Lady Sings the Blues - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Billie Holiday (author)
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I've been told that no one sings the word 'hunger' like I do. Or the word 'love'.
Lady Sings the Blues is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century.
Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out concert halls, her love affairs, her wildly creative friends, her struggles with addiction and her adventures in love. Billie Holiday is a wise and aphoristic guide to the story of her unforgettable life.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 147 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 11 mm
'Its value is in its witness to the grinding humiliation of the racism that tainted every moment of her louche life.' - John Lahr - London Review of Books
'A wrenchingly authentic account of Holiday's turbulent trajectory from abused child to jazz genius.' - Jane Shilling - The Daily Mail
'Her troubles are long behind her now. Her genius however, shows no sign of dimming any time soon.' - Nick Hornby, The Sunday Times
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