by Etta JamesThis book is absolutely phenomenal. After reading her biography you feel like you personally know Etta James. I love her honesty. She didn't hold back any detail. She had such an amazing story to tell and boy did she tell it.
She was born Jamesetta (named after her aunt and uncle) to a mother only 14 years older than her. Her mother was black and her father, a man she never knew, was white.
She tells of living in a time of segregation where the blacks made fun of her because she was light skinned and the whites didn't accept her because she was black, her struggle with drug addiction, her choppy relationship with her mother and so much more. It's a shame that she passed away last year. I would've loved the chance to hear her sing live. She went through so much and was able to overcome it in the end.
Love, love, love this book. It's going right into my favorites section and I recommend it to all.
|Title||Rage To Survive|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Da Capo Press|
|File size||2.5 Mb|
|Book rating||4.16 (267 votes)