Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.

Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots,… (more)

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Here’s a message to Aretha: This book doesn’t make us admire you any less, it helps us understand you more. Just let your story be what it is. Let it be.

In other words, you’ll be in the nimble hands of a pro if you read “Respect.”

Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 28, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780316196826

Page count: 560 pages

File size: 8.8 MB

Language: English

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