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about something that keeps you turning pages to the very
last -- and wishing there was more! [It]
may just be one of the best biographies about show
business, race, love, sex, and music ever
thorough and fluent biography
... a life so rich in ups and downs as to make page after
York Times Book Review
Gavin's capable hands, Lena Horne's story is both uniquely
her own and an integral part of a larger cultural journey."
-David Wiegand, San
that has the ring of truth on every page." -Robert
-Hilton Als, The
Horne [is] brought to
vivid life by
James Gavin ... Gavin illuminates both the outside and the
inside of his legendary subject."
-Melissa Anderson, New
compelling bio ...
Gavin presents the African-American icon in complex, human
terms." -Harry Haun, Playbill
fascinating study of
a complicated woman and the complicated times that shaped
her." -Elysa Gardner, USA
"What's strong in this biography is the sweep of history --
we really sense what was going on in our country not only
about race but about movies, politics and culture."
-Patricia Zohn, Huffington
must-read book for
this summer ... easily the
definitive book on
Lena Horne." -David Hurst, Next
"Stormy Weather introduces
readers to a Lena Horne they might never have known if not
-Rita Charleston, Philadelphia
detailed ... Gavin [is] a
-Raven Snook, Time
Out New York
superbly researched ...
-Tavo Amador, Bay
of an international cultural icon." -Teri Shiel,
landmark biography ...
-David Noh, Gay
witty, thorough, informative and, best of all, a helluva
read." -- Alan
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