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Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story Paperback – October 7, 1998
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I was mist intrigued by her honesty throughout the book, especially in speaking of her parenting of her children. I commended her for that. Her gambling addiction was another testament of how she overcame adversity and came out a winner, which was another source of inspiration for myself. I also really appreciated her honesty in relation to her tenure with Motown and the treatment they received while on the legendary label.
And then there was the dirt! What is the deal between she and Aretha? I always perceived that they would be good friends, especially since both encompass such mesmarizing, soulful voices.... I love Dionne, and I could not see her acting the way Patti portrayed her.
This is a inspirational, well written piece of work. I would recommend this purchase and much love and success to Ms. Knight for decades to come.
As for the book, I enjoyed it so much that I read it within a 1-day period. Admittedly, after I read the prologue in which she gave an overview of her life, I was thinking "well, what else is there to know?" However, I quickly found the book to be quick-moving, enjoyable, and replete with lessons for living. She has had a very rich life in terms of both her ups and downs---and you'll likely be inspired by both.
Whenever I read biographical books, their historical references are usually illuminating. Gladys' book provides lots of insights into the singing and recording industry of old. I'm always fascinated by Motown stories anyway.
The book is well written with clarity that makes it flow smoothly; yet sophistication that sent me to the dictionary from time to time.
I wished Gladys talked more about the problems she faced at Motown--the missing money, the second class treatment, and the lawsuit she and the Pips won against Mowtown. The switch from Motown to Buddah is also briefly discussed. Gladys Knight and the Pips were one of the few act who made it big after leaving Hitsville.
Gladys also BRIEFLY discusses her husbands,children and at the end of her bio-her gambling debt.
For those who want to know just a little about the diva..then this one is for you.
I have a new appreciation of Gladys, and her unique talent. Thank you Gladys for taking us along some of the paths of your life to give us a glimpse of your personal experiences. You are a great lady and most of all an overcomer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book about my favorite singer found out alot of things about her . it was pleasure readingPublished 4 months ago by Jeannette warren
This autobiography was interesting. The stories behind each song was plain and quite simple. Living as a star is a challenge.Published on April 4, 2014 by Thinking
I'm enjoying this book. So interesting to read about Gladys & her life experiences. And one of my favorite pastimes is reading autobiographies. Real cool stuff, man.Published on August 16, 2013 by HOWARD DAVIS
I love and admire Gladys Knight! Her book is one of the best autobiographies I've read. I highly recommend
purchasing it, you will not be dissapointed.
I heard many of Mrs. Gladys Knight and the Pip's songs in the 70's and experienced them becoming a worldwide household themes. Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by Mr. Randall C. F. Croes
Of a certainty, Gladys Knight is one of the top r&b vocalists of hers or any time. The girl can sing. Of all of her contemporaries Gladys still sounds the best. Read morePublished on December 5, 2005 by saint james
Oh, I just love Gladys and I just really enjoyed reading this book. I appreciate her for being so forthcoming with her experiences without losing any of her trademark, down home... Read morePublished on May 19, 2003 by derrick Bogan