August 2, 2016
Rage To Survive: The Etta James Story. Etta James with David Ritz. 1995.
Etta James, 1938 - 2012.
The day after I picked up this Etta James CD at the thrift store, a friend loaned me this fascinating biography of the famous singer. What a glimpse into the life of a talented woman who grew up California urban poor and lived the life of a wild child, a musician on the road, a serious heroin addict. It certainly made me appreciate my own boring life more, knowing how much others have had to struggle.