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Adele: The Biography Paperback – July 17, 2012

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“2011 will be remembered as the year of Adele.” ―Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes

21 was the entertainment world's favorite story of 2011 . . . Adele is not rock-'n'-roll. She is not self-consciously retro. She does not shimmy or shake. Hers is a plant-the-feet-and-belt delivery that has all but disappeared from the pop landscape. It should be deeply uncool. And yet, there is something startlingly refreshing about her youthful elegance and commanding presence . . . Adele transcends all notions of hipness.” ―Vogue

About the Author

MARC SHAPIRO is the New York Times bestselling author of J.K. Rowling: The Wizard behind Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: The Fever! and many other bestselling celebrity biographies. He has been a freelance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering film, television and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (July 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250025168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250025166
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,540,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I loved this book! It was so full of information about Adele and how she came to write her songs which brought new meaning to them when I listened to them again. She is so funny and so talented. I would recommend this book to anyone that is an Adele fan!
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This is a wonderful way to get to know Adele, who is the best female singer I've heard in a very long time (I'm 62). I would recommend this biography to anyone who would like to get to know this talented young lady. The biographer did a wonderful job. I would also recommend her live concert at Albert Hall. I've watched it several times and it's the ultimate!
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The book was very interesting. It helps you to understand what a hard start Adele had in her life. It helps to understand
Her feelings after her tough life and also the words to her songs how deep her emotions are and what she has endured.
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I'm a HUGE Adele fan and this just made me feel like I became even closer to her and made me realize (which I a;ready knew in interviews that I've watched)that she's so genuine, real and true!! She (Adele) helped me find the strength that I never knew I had and helped me to fall in love with my music again and now I've started writing songs again and will be getting them out there for other people to hear soon. God bless Adele. I would recommend this book to any "Daydreamer"/Adele fan :)
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This was an excellent book. Well written. Lots of detail & beautiful pictures of this wonderful singer. I got a used hardcover in great condition for about $5.00. Adele in interviews is very open & honest & this author captured that. I am new to Adele & her music & this book showed her for who she is...Adele.
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I chose a five star because it reads very authentic in material and interpretation. The down-to-earth, realness of Adele is one of the great character qualities I've found enchanting. She doesn't fabricate her life, nor apologize for the life-style she has chosen to lead. We need honest and open spoken young people in this day and age. Plus, she has a fantastic voice and style I liked from the moment I first heard her sing...I'm from the Ella Fitzgerald era and Etta James, so that dates me...at 75, I'm a great fan of this young woman, and am looking forward to her next album....bet she's also a fantastic "mum" to her little boy!!!!!
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