Reviews - What do customers think about My Sister Tommie - The Real Tammi Terrell?
Finally the true Tammi! Aug 17, 2008
I'm glad this book was written. I am thankful that Vickie and Ludie were able to create this marvelous book. I never understood why no book was ever written on Tammi previously,and in other motown books it was mostly just small bits of rumors that were told over and over again until they were thought of as fact.I am glad this book brings tammi to life as a real person.This book is the best book that could ever have been written about tammi,unless tammi was able to write one herself.
My Sister Tommie May 19, 2008
This books lacked a lot of luster. Ms.Ludie Montgomery was invasive. The only information that everyone probability didn't know about and that was the information regarding James Brown being so abusive to Tammi. She repeats herself numerous times, and the book seems to focus more on Tammi's sister and her depression. Maybe this is a book about healing. The pictures were horrible - xerox and poor quality. I'm sure more pictures could have been located at the Motown archives, that could have been used in this memoir.
My Sister Tommy The Real Tammi Terrell Apr 22, 2008
Although I was excited to find a book that was suppose to give insight about Tammy Terrell. This book was the worst 24.99+ shipping I have ever spent! There is no meat in this book, no details. I don't feel as thought anything was revealed. Yes she had a relationship with David Ruffin, James Brown and Marvin Gaye but where is the intimacy with those relationships. What made those men so abusive. In discussing it reads James met Tammy, Tammy sang with James, James was in Tammy's bed, James Beat Tammy Now Mother had to get Tammy. What was the relationship like. It reads the same way for the Ruffin relationship. People say nice things about her and there is the different names each person knew her by. SO WHAT. The pictures were nice. I became interested in her after watching the Temptations movie. There was just as much description about her in that movie as was this book. I would not recommend this book and I am truly sorry I spent the money on it.
The worst-edited book I have ever seen Jan 6, 2008
I am a South Jersey native (high school class of 1971) and a devoted fan of Tammi Terrell. I've purchased many CDs of her solo and duet recordings, and love her voice. That said, I must now say that I have no idea how the publisher of this book (Bank House Books) let this volume be published in this sad shape. Almost every page is rife with the most basic spelling and grammar errors. For example, the name of Jerry Blavat, a Philadelphia/South Jersey rock and roll legend of TV and radio, is misspelled on page 121. On page 24, the name of Crispus Attucks, a black Revolutionary war hero, is spelled "Cripus Attacks." Throughout the book, there is more of the same: random capitalizations, fragmented sentences, and misspellings. The publisher should be ashamed, and the lovely Miss Tammi Terrell certainly deserves a better tribute than this third-rate book.
Thank YOu Dec 27, 2007
When i read the reviews of this book i was kind of woried but once i picked it up i could put it down i loved it it really does show the real tammi terrell her sister should be proud of it. my favorite part of the book was the end when a friend of tammi's said that the last thing that she said to her was take care of david meaning david ruffin i think this speaks a lot about the on going love they had even after they broke up. wonderful read.