I, Tina

Author: Tina Turner,Kurt Loder

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 9780061958809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2901


The dramatic and spectacular story of an American music icon—the immortal Tina Turner! From Nutbush, Tennessee, to Hollywood stardom; from Ike’s 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, Tina—the basis for the Academy Award-nominated motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It—she 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.

Black Women's Yoga History

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 1438483651

Category: Social Science

Page: 531

View: 6318


Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions. How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women's Yoga History, Stephanie Y. Evans uses primary sources to answer that question and to show how meditation and yoga from eras of enslavement, segregation, and migration to the Civil Rights, Black Power, and New Age movements have been in existence all along. Life writings by Harriet Jacobs, Sadie and Bessie Delany, Eartha Kitt, Rosa Parks, Jan Willis, and Tina Turner are only a few examples of personal case studies that are included here, illustrating how these women managed traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. In more than fifty yoga memoirs, Black women discuss practices of reflection, exercise, movement, stretching, visualization, and chanting for self-care. By unveiling the depth of a struggle for wellness, memoirs offer lessons for those who also struggle to heal from personal, cultural, and structural violence. This intellectual history expands conceptions of yoga and defines inner peace as mental health, healing, and wellness that is both compassionate and political. Stephanie Y. Evans is a Professor of Black Women's Studies, Director of the Institute for Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of African American Studies and in the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience at Georgia State University. Her books include Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons (coedited with Andrea D. Domingue and Tania D. Mitchell); Black Women's Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (coedited with Kanika Bell and Nsenga K. Burton); and African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education: Community Service, Service-Learning, and Community-Based Research (coedited with Colette M. Taylor, Michelle R. Dunlap, and DeMond S. Miller), all published by SUNY Press.

Ain't But a Place

Author: Gerald Lyn Early

Publisher: Missouri History Museum

ISBN: 9781883982287

Category: History

Page: 558

View: 680


This collection of fiction and poetry, memoirs and autobiography, history and journalism illuminates the African American experience in St. Louis in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473558875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 917


*As seen in the sensational TINA documentary* _______________________ 'Astonishing, soul-baring - the must-read memoir by rock's greatest survivor' DAILY MAIL ***The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in the industry*** 'Unbearably poignant' THE TIMES, Book of the Week _______________________ Love's got everything to do with it. Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, a musical icon celebrating her 60th year in the industry. In this dramatic autobiography, she tells the story of a truly remarkable life in the spotlight. From her early years picking cotton in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner, and finally to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. In her honest and heart-felt voice, Tina reveals: · How (love) and a kidney transplant saved her life - and how her new husband made an incredible personal sacrifice · How she has coped with the tragic suicide of her son · How ex-husband Ike Turner forced her to go to a brothel on their wedding night... and why she tried to kill herself because of Ike's mistresses · The Cinderella moment when David Bowie made Tina a star ... · ...and the day Mick Jagger ripped her skirt off! AND MUCH MORE Brimming with her trademark blend of strength, energy, heart and soul, My Love Story is a gripping, surprising memoir, as memorable and entertaining as any of her greatest hits. _______________________ 'The book is written with a warm heart and a generous spirit... It is a thoughtful, moving reflection on a life of spectacular achievement' DAILY EXPRESS 'Turner comes across as courageous, optimistic, big-hearted and generous' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fascinating, dramatic, surprising' OK! MAGAZINE 'An honest, thoughtful and touching reflection on a full and fulfilling life' SUNDAY EXPRESS

I, Tina

Author: Tina Turner,Kurt Loder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140084764

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 256

View: 4079


Ike and Tina Turner were one of the rock sensations of the Sixties. Then Tina made a solo comeback and is now one of the top female performers on the pop scene. This book tells the story that lies behind her success, from her first taste of stardom and the brutality which forced her to leave Ike and the act, through the years of obscurity to her return to prominence with her bestselling, award-winning album, Private Dancer.

African Americans in the Performing Arts

Author: Steven Otfinoski

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107765

Category: African Americans in the performing arts

Page: 289

View: 3763


Includes profiles of African-American performing artists. Provides brief biographies, subject indexes, further reading suggestions and general index. Part of a 10-volume set--each volume devoted to the contributions of African Americans in a particular cultural field. This text contains profiles of some 190 performing artists from choreographer Alvin Ailey to hip hop producer Dr. Dre (nee Andre Young). Each entry provides a biographical sketch of the artist's career and lists readings and other materials of interest. The contributions of musicians receive comparatively greater coverage than other artistic endeavors.

My Love Story

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1501198254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2085


In this New York Times bestseller, Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.

Popular Music Autobiography

Author: Oliver Lovesey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501355856

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 1394


The 1960s saw the nexus of the revolution in popular music by a post-war generation amid demographic upheavals and seismic shifts in technology. Over the past two decades, musicians associated with this period have produced a large amount of important autobiographical writing. This book situates these works -- in the forms of formal autobiographies and memoirs, auto-fiction, songs, and self-fashioned museum exhibitions -- within the context of the recent expansion of interest in autobiography, disability, and celebrity studies. It argues that these writings express anxiety over musical originality and authenticity, and seeks to dispel their writers' celebrity status and particularly the association with a lack of seriousness. These works often constitute a meditation on the nature of postmodern fame within a celebrity-obsessed culture, and paradoxically they aim to regain the private self in a public forum.

American Studies

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521365598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1124

View: 352


This volume supplements the acclaimed three volume set published in 1986 and consists of an annotated listing of American Studies monographs published between 1984 and 1988. There are more than 6,000 descriptive entries in a wide range of categories: anthropology and folklore, art and architecture, history, literature, music, political science, popular culture, psychology, religion, science and technology, and sociology.