I really like it when I can feel just where the person is in their living.
This book would have been more effective as a biography without the speculation, without the microscopic attention to detail and with a strong editor.
Bogle paints a wonderfully candid portrait of a complex and fascinating woman.
I'm currently reading it. So far I finding it as another seed in my search of all book's relating to all African Americans who's history's have been lost until found. Read morePublished 5 months ago by V. O. Stewart
I am pleased with this book, but am holding it for my nursing assistant's birthday; I already gave her Ethel Waters' autobiography and know she'll like the biography. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Carolyn M. Lane
This is a terrible book by someone who doesn't seem to understand people, how to capture a moment or person's life and is so biased by late 20th and 21st century perspectives and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Deborah McElhinney
I enjoyed reading this book because it was superbly written. Donald Bogle did an excellent job of research and the riveting narrative was superb.Published 11 months ago by Terry J.
Excellent bio of Ethel Waters. while reading the book, I found entries referring to my husband's father & uncle. It was a great surprise.Published 16 months ago by Sa-Rah Bibbins
Bogle paints a wonderfully candid portrait of a complex and fascinating woman. His narrative takes us to the world of African American entertainers of the early to mid twentieth... Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Barry Marino
All I can say is thanks Mr. Bogle for opening my eyes to the great talent of Ms. Waters. I had seen her name and face many times without really going any deeper than that, so after... Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Joseph Sams
I so wanted to like this book. Ethel Waters is an endlessly talented and fascinating 20th century entertainer I was eager to know more about. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by happycamper45
Donald Bogle surely ranks as one of Black America's greatest researchers. His detail is astounding. He knows his subject so well that one would think Ethel Waters has been given... Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Holly Reinecke