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ONE OF OPRAH'S TOP 25 SUMMER READS (2009)

TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES' AUGUST 2009 BOOK OF THE MONTH

FROM THE REVIEWS ...

"Talk 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 written." -Liz Smith

"
Definitive." -Vanity Fair

"A
thorough and fluent biography ... a life so rich in ups and downs as to make page after page eventful and suspenseful." -John Simon, New York Times Book Review

"Definitive ... In 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 Francisco Chronicle

"A superb portrait that has the ring of truth on every page." -Robert Croan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Sympathetic and tough." -Hilton Als, The New Yorker

"Lena Horne [is] brought to vivid life by James Gavin ... Gavin illuminates both the outside and the inside of his legendary subject."
-Melissa Anderson,
New York Newsday

"A compelling bio ... Gavin presents the African-American icon in complex, human terms." -Harry Haun, Playbill

"A
fascinating study of a complicated woman and the complicated times that shaped her." -Elysa Gardner, USA Today

"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 Post

"The 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 for Gavin's riveting biography." -Rita Charleston, Philadelphia Tribune

"Meticulously detailed ... Gavin [is] a consummate researcher." -Raven Snook, Time Out New York

"Riveting, superbly researched ... an extraordinary biography." -Tavo Amador, Bay Area Reporter

"At once mesmerizing and tragic, a masterful exploration of an international cultural icon." -Teri Shiel, Library Journal

"Mesmerizing, landmark biography ... definitive." -David Noh, Gay City News

"
Riveting drama ... witty, thorough, informative and, best of all, a helluva lot of fun to read." -- Alan W. Petrucelli's Entertainment Report