From Publishers Weekly
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"Karen Carpenter was a great, natural singer who made things sound beautifully simple, and her story deserves to be told." Burt Bacharach
"[A] heart-rending biography . . . The author relates Karen’s story in writing as fluid and affectless as her singing . . . As Schmidt details Karen’s unstoppable fall, Little Girl Blue becomes one of the saddest tales in pop . . . This compassionate book gives a tortured waif the third dimension she deserved." New York Times Book Review
"Randy Schmidt captures and shares the moving story of Karen's life. This biography of a true artist will touch the hearts of all her many fans, just as she herself embraced mine." Phil Ramone, Grammy-award winning record producer
"The copious research and quick-moving narration make this a volume that die-hard Carpenters fans and casual listeners alike will find interesting." Publishers Weekly
"A fascinating, and at times harrowing, read . . . Schmidt adds vital new information to our understanding of this contradictory and conflicted artist . . .We know how her story ends, but Schmidt has made it as absorbing as it is deeply humane." Blurt