A personal memoir of the bestselling, legendary singer and guitarist Jim Croce, told by those who knew him bestdiv
Every great artist deserves to have his or her story told. In the case of singer-songwriter Jim Croce, there could be no better narrator than his widow, Ingrid (The San Diego Restaurant Cookbook). Tracing her husband's life and career through the filter of their strong but often strained relationship, Ingrid paints a loving yet honest and revealing picture of his musical career and their life together. While more memoir than biography, the book is better for this intensely personal perspective. Instead of a dry, fact-reciting retelling of Jim's life, readers meet the man himself with all his talents, grace, and occasional faults on display. VERDICT This is an unflinchingly personal portrait of both Jim and Ingrid, but since the artist was known and loved for his personal and evocative music (as well as his often humorous and relatable lyrics), this memoir seems a fitting part of his legacy, 40 years after his untimely death. A heartfelt, compelling read; recommended.-Peter Thornell, Hingham P.L., MA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Da Capo Press
July 03, 2012
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