Delta Lady: A Memoir

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In the Acknowledgments, Rita Coolidge states that from the age of four she “dreamed of someday writing a book.” Sadly, this memoir does not read as if it was written. It reads as if it was dictated onto audio cassettes and transcribed by the writer whose name is found beneath hers in small letters. There’s simply no voice, no style present that gives it personality; thus, one never feels like time has been spent with the singer-musician.

Coolidge concedes that people usually think of her as the woman who was once married to Kris Kristofferson. Those wishing to find out something about that marriage may be satisfied with what they read in these 219 pages. But those wishing to learn more about her life in or out of the music trade may be left wanting.

One frustrating thing is that Coolidge makes bold statements before walking them back. For example, she’ll state that musician Joe Blow used too much cocaine, and then retract that by saying it’s not for her to say what too much is. Tentativeness in a “tell all” is so unsatisfying.

It seems like Coolidge waited decades to tell her story and then hedged in the writing.

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Author:
Rita Coolidge, Michael Walker
Star Count:
2.5/5
Format:
Hard
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Publisher:
Harper
Publish Date:
5-Apr-16
ISBN:
9780062372048
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Issue:
June 2016
Category:
Biographies & Memoirs
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Issue

June 2016

Publication Date

5-Apr-16

Publisher

Harper

Format

Hard

Star Count

2.5

ASIN

62372041

ISBN

9780062372048

Book Author

Rita Coolidge, Michael Walker

“Delta Lady: A Memoir”

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