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Legend of Pop tells her story as she sees it.,
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This review is from: My Life, as I See It: An Autobiography (Hardcover)
Dionne Warwick, the legendary lady of POP tells her story as she sees it. (After being under public radar for years!) Not much new was discovered by me after reading this autobiography.
I did enjoy her stories about her early years in show business. Particularly, the Scepter record label years, her reaction to first hearing herself on the radio and all the many talented people she has met throughout her travels. Warwick keeps the tone of the book positive in her recollections. I wanted dirt and didn't get any. Always a lady, she avoids fessing up details about her love affairs. Singer/actress, Darlene Love wrote in her bio that Warwick had a thing with Isaac Hayes. Warwick just says they toured together and were friends. The late Isaac Hayes publically said he and Warwick were romantically involved on Entertainment Tonight. "She had the legs of life!" (quote from Issac) Recording artist legend, Ron Isley dated Warwick in the 1960s.
No mention of that in this book. A few years ago, Isley teamed with Burt Bacharach for a remake CD, he stated that he courted Warwick. Teddy Pendergrass and Ms. Warwick were rumored to be hot and heavy shortly before his car crash left him paralyzed. So, the lady just doesn't kiss and tell. As for her Psychic infomercial stint, she does say that it was done as a means to keep her bills paid. Because of her unselfish humanitarian efforts on world hunger and AIDS research, I chose to overlook Ms. Warwick's many omissions and give this book five stars. Five stars for this effort. Five stars for having long, long career in the fickle business of show. Five stars for just surviving and continuing on like the Energizer Rabbit! Five stars for being a true legend and my favorite female vocalist of all time (including those living, those dead and those to be discovered or born)! WOW! I waited so long for this. Thanks Simon and Schuster for getting something from her finally.
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2010 8:00:52 AM PST
Reginald D. Garrard says:
I'm going to get this one, based solely on your recommendation. I saw her in concert two years ago and, though the performance was a little over an hour, I still had an enjoyable experience hearing the legendary performer take me back down memory lane. She still has it.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 3:25:23 AM PST
M. Bell says:
I agree with you that she still has it. It is amazing how she can remember lyrics to so many tunes.
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