I, Tina My Life Story (Paperback)
|Author: Tina/ Loder Turner|
|The popular recording star recounts her modest beginnings, her rise to fame with Ike Turner, the heartaches of disappointment that led her to strike out on her own, and her sweep of the Grammy Awards in 1985 *Author: Turner, Tina/ Loder, Kurt (CON) *Subtitle: My Life Story *Publication Date: 2010/06/22 *Number of Pages: 262 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75|
From the Publisher:
From Nutbush, Tennessee, to Hollywood stardom; from Ikes Kings of Rhythm to onstage with Mick Jagger and the Stones; and from the lowest lows to the highest highs, Tina Turner has seen it, done it, suffered it, and survived it all. In her monumental bestseller I, Tinathe basis for the Academy Award-nominated motion picture What's Love Got to Do with Itshe tells it like it really was . . . and really is. This book is a superstar's honest and intimate account of struggle and pain, love and abuse, glory and tragedy, and one of the greatest comebacks in music history.
Written with Rolling Stone and MTV journalist Kurt Loder, I, TINA recounts the life of Tina Turner, the singer who, for an international pop audience, came to represent soul music for much of the late 20th century. Born Anna Mae Bullock in the backwater town of Nutbush, Tennessee, Turner's route to stardom was that of many soul singers, via gospel music. Something of a double-edged break came when she was discovered by musician and producer Ike Turner. Ike isn't portrayed here as either a model employer or a model husband: he subjected his wife to a constant cycle of violence and reconciliation, and it was not until Tina was persuaded by producer Phil Spector to sing on his legendary "River Deep, Mountain High" that hints of her own talent became apparent. She eventually emerged from the abusive relationship with a career of her own, including movie roles in Ken Russell's film of the Who's TOMMY and the Mel Gibson vehicle MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, and a revived music career in Europe. Though Tina Turner's story is the depressingly familiar one of battered women everywhere, it's also that of a remarkable performer and an outstandingly resilient woman.