Item description for This Is My Story by Candi Staton & Dianna Cherry...
Overview This is a touching autobiography about a gifted young child who rose from obscurity and poverty to stardom and wealth. With million-selling albums and a top-charting music career came a life of heart-brokenness, loneliness and despair. This book will make you laugh and cry as you witness one woman's search for success and love.
Publishers Description A touching autobiography about a gifted young child who rose from obscurity and poverty to stardom and wealth. With millions of album sales and a chart topping music career, came a life of heart-brokenness, loneliness and despair. This book will make you both cry and laugh as you witness one woman's search for success and love.
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Studio: Pneuma Life Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1994
Publisher Pneuma Life Publishing
ISBN 1562294229 ISBN13 9781562294229
Availability 0 units.
More About Candi Staton & Dianna Cherry
Candi Staton started her professional career at the age of twelve years old in a children s group called the Jewel Trio, where she shared the stage with such greats as Sam Cook, Aretha Franklin, Five Blind Boys, The Staple Singers, Lou Rawls, Mahalia Jackson, and The Dixie Hummingbirds just to name a few. She has been nominated for five Grammy awards, and inducted into three different Halls Of Fame in her colorful career. These are just a few accomplishments of this amazing woman. She lives in Muscle Shoals, AL. Candi Staton's facebook is facebook.com/TheRealCandiStaton "
Reviews - What do customers think about This Is My Story?
Halfway To Heaven Jun 19, 2002
This is the first "in-depth" book I have ever read on Ms. Staton, and while it gets me slightly familiar with the person behind the soulful voice, there is a much more to be desired. I thought the book was poorly written and edited. The information contained in this book could have been summed up in a two hour interview. There are no dates given throughout the book, not to mention the little mention of her song catalog- her hits and the stories behind them. She even failed to state her birth name and birthdate. I think greater justice can be done to Ms. Staton's legacy if a biography was written incorporating this book into an expanded, in-depth look at the life of this soul turned gospel legend. I would suggest, in all love, that Ms. Staton grab the microphone before reaching for a pen again.
For Young Hearts...And Older Ones Too. Jan 14, 2001
Whether singing Soul or Gospel, Candi Staton's voice has a unique sincerity warmth and reality in it's tone-and that's the same feeling that comes through in her life story. If you want a glossy showbiz rags to riches tale, look elsewhere. This book is the real deal,written in a simple, direct and unaffected style that conveys the lows of Candi's former life (despite all those hit records) and the triumph of her spiritual awakening. Throughout the book there's a sense of great warmth and great honesty. You may or may not share her spirituality but this is a book which will make an impact on anyone who's got a soul.
When you wake up tomorrow Oct 12, 2000
As the song recorded by the author asks, yes, the reader will want to forget ever reading this book. Although it is the self-told story of a phenomenal rise to fame and an anti-climactic decision to focus on spirituality, it gives little insight as to the events surrounding the author's life and talent other than the series of misfortunate interactions with men that seem to mirror the story told in chapter one of her father. There are opinions espoused about just about everyone, and some may find them offensive. The writing style is juvenile and often tedious due to its lack of chronological continuity and a strange interjection of commentary from the writer and her spouse in the last half of the book. The book transitions abruptly from the story of a gifted, dirt-poor child to a sermon by the last chapter having little to do with the story being told. This is proof that one can wake up tomorrow and 'forget all the things you said tonight.'
Triumphant Story! May 24, 2000
I have always been a huge Candi Staton fan and truly love her music. This book is an inspirational book, in that it tells the struggles and fame she has attained while singing soul music. The book also covers the time in her life where she was lost, confused, and depressed. But the essence of the book lies within the part where she accepts the Lord Jesus back into her life. The book is wonderful and will touch your heart. I am so glad that she took the time to share her life experiences with us and let all of us realize that with the love of Jesus, we can live a happy and fulfilling life. Again, this is an EXCELLENT book and I hope that a lot of her past albums are re-released, because she deserves far more recognition than she already has.
The most inspiritional book I have read so far. Jun 16, 1999
I just recently rededicated my life to Christ and Ms. Staton's book really helped me to find my way back completely. Her book goes to show you can have all the money in the world and still be unhappy, without Jesus in your life there is no happiness. The best message that I received from Ms. Staton life was when she received the holy spirit. I went to my church that night and I went to the alter call to receive the holy spirit (page 136). I went out and purchased one of Ms. Staton's gospel tapes. She has lifted my spirit so I cannot express it all in words. I love all of the songs on the cassette but the one that really lift my spirits is "Jesus God of Salvation". You can see God in her face on the book cover. I am sending my copy of her book to a friend of mind so that she can also be blessed. When she was out in the world and I would listen to her music I never knew that she was so unhappy. This shines light on my feelings for all singers that I passed judgement on. Candi I love you and you have truly been a blessing to my heart. Oh by the way I am going to read your story over and over again.