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If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday Paperback – April 30, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
The other problem with the book is that it offers little in the way of insight. Sure the author has some ideas - but they are not enough to stretch out over the length of a book. It might have made an interesting presentation at a conference where it could have been presented as a 20 minute talk, but over the length of a book it becomes tiresome. Billie Holiday deserves better than this. Sorry to be so negative, but i bought this book with a great sense of anticipation and felt really let down by it. A real case of the critic not being up to the level of her subject.
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don't waste your money! Just a gushing fan note, adding nothing to knowledge of Lady Day and more about Griffin, and quoting the 6 real biographers who actually did first-hand... Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by fedman
I love this book; it gave a very nice glimpse into the life of a very intriguing woman - Billie Holiday.Published on February 27, 2013 by IMALRYT
Not what one expects from an eminent scholar of African American Literature. Revealing from the outset that Griffin is a Holiday fan, perhaps it is best to read this book from the... Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by yvonne
This book is spell-binding. I read it from front to back in 12 hours. Was afraid to put it down for fear I might miss something.Published on August 26, 2010 by Electromagnolia
I'm a graduate social work student and I recently wrote a paper about Billie for a class on counseling creative clients. Read morePublished on July 20, 2001