New PDF release: Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon

By Donald Clarke

Certainly no singer has been extra mythologized and extra misunderstood than Billie vacation, who helped to create a lot of the mystique herself along with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. "Now, eventually, we've a definitive biography," acknowledged Booklist of Donald Clarke's Billie Holiday, "by a deeply compassionate, respectful, and open-minded biographer [whose] portrait embraces each part of Holiday's paradoxical nature, from her fierceness to her vulnerability, her childlikeness to her innate beauty and outstanding strength." Clarke used to be given unmatched entry to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s—interviews with those that knew woman Day from her formative years within the streets and good-time homes of Baltimore throughout the early days of luck in manhattan and into the years of popularity, correct as much as her tragic decline and dying on the age of forty-four. Clarke makes use of those interviews to split truth from fiction and, within the phrases of the Seattle Times, "finally units us directly. . .evoking her international in all its affliction, triumph, strength and irony." Newsday referred to as this "a completely riveting account of vacation and her milieu." The New York Times raved that it "may be the main completely worthwhile of the various books on Holiday," and Helen Oakley Dance in JazzTimes stated, "We should still most likely need to wait decades for an additional lifetime of Billie vacation to supersede Donald Clarke's achievement."

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