Respect

Respect

The Life of Aretha Franklin

Book - 2014
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"Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. She found fame, fortune, and that remarkable voice in 1967 with "Respect" and a rapid-fire string of hits. Aretha turned the industry on its head by refueling pop with heavy soul. The Queen of Soul had survived, and arrived."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316196833
0316196835
9780316196819
Branch Call Number: 782.421644 F854r 2014
Characteristics: viii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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MediaLadie
Jun 18, 2018

Other: Due to some of the descriptions of the sexual relationships in this book, I personally advise that any child under the age of 16 be supervised while reading this book.

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MediaLadie
Jun 18, 2018

Sexual Content: Mild references to sexual content, but the relationships described are disturbing.

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Jun 18, 2018

Violence: Mild references to violence.

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Coarse Language: Mild profanity.

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valtfater
Aug 16, 2018

Just heard an interview with Aretha Franklin and John Farley, and her statement about David Ritz’s Book is that it is, “lies on top of lies and more lies.” So I wouldn’t hold much stock in the content of this book based on what she said about it.

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Jun 18, 2018

I was shocked by much of what I read in this biography about the life of Aretha Franklin, particularly her personal life, from her upbringing, to the men in her life (including her father), and her personality flaws.

worker11 Dec 30, 2014

Entertaining, revelatory, humorous. Historically significant.

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