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Lady Sings the Blues

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Description for Lady Sings the Blues Paperback.
'A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday' Craig Brown I've been told that no one sings the word 'hunger' like I do. Or the word 'love'. Lady Sings the Blues is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out ... Read more

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Penguin Classics
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London, United Kingdom
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About Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday was born in 1915. She began singing in jazz clubs in Harlem while still a teenager, never undergoing technical training or even learning to read music. Mainstream success followed with hits like Summertime, Autumn in New York and Strange Fruit. To this day she is still considered by many to be the greatest jazz singer of all time. ... Read more

Reviews for Lady Sings the Blues
A searing account of her life as a brilliant artist, a heroin addict, simultaneously worshipped as a siren of sorrow and persecuted by a legal system structured by systemic racism. Booze runs like a glimmering ribbon through these pages - she even makes moonshine from potato peelings while incarcerated - but Holiday emerges as a figure far more nuanced and ... Read more

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