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My Life, as I See It: An Autobiography

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Dionne Warwick made her singing debut in church at the request of her grandfather, the Reverend Elzae Warrick, when she was six years old. No one knew then that she would become an international music legend, but what she knewand#8212;as words of wisdom passed down from her grandfatherand#8212;was that "if you can think it, you can do it." And she did it. Dionne released the first of more than fifty-six charted hits in 1962 with "Donand#8217;t Make Me Over," followed by "Anyone Who Had a Heart," "Walk On By," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Alfie," and "A House Is Not a Home," to name a few. She received her first Grammy in 1968 for "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" and later recorded the classic hit "Thatand#8217;s What Friends Are For." She was considered the voice of Burt Bacharach/Hal David compositions, and the rest is here, in her first autobiography. Dionne tells the stories of her life from her childhood in East Orange, New Jersey, in a two-family home with her parents, brother, and sister, to now, as she celebrates her fiftieth year in show business. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;She came by her musical gifts honestly. Her mother, Lee Drinkard Warrick, was a founding member of the legendary Drinkard Jubilairs, which included her motherand#8217;s siblings Cissy, Marie, Annie, Nick, and Larry. Cissy went on to become a celebrated recording artist in her own right; she lived in the Warrick household, got married, and later gave birth to one of the most popular singers of our time, Whitney Houston. Dionne went on to start her own gospel group with her sister, Dee Dee, called the Gospelaires. Her father, once a Pullman porter, became an accountant, went on to promote gospel records for Hob Records, and wrote a book on gospel music. She attributes her strong family, who are faithful and industrious Christians, for keeping her grounded and giving her the fortitude, as well as the talent, to earn her place among world-class performing artists without losing herself or her soul.

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Now in paperback, music legend and humanitarian Dionne Warwick reflects on fifty years in show business and the lessons she has learned about being an artist, mother, and woman of the world.

Dionne Warwick has made forty-two albums, amassed nine Grammy awards, produced more than fifty hits on Billboard’s Top 100 list, and has earned a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Now she shares the triumphs of a life that has dazzled and inspired millions.

“If you think it, you can do it.” Such was the advice of Dionne’s grandfather, words she never forgot as she rose from modest beginnings to become an American superstar. During its first decade, Dionne’s partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David racked up close to twenty bestselling albums and thirty hit singles, including “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?,” “Walk on By,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Using her celebrity as a launching pad, she has devoted countless hours to humanitarian causes—her Grammy-winning, chart-topping single, “That’s What Friends Are For,” with longtime friends Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John, raised millions of dollars for AIDS research. In 2002, she was named Global Ambassador for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

In the end, My Life, as I See It is just that—a captivating, insider’s view of a life that has broken barriers, bridged divides, and created some of the most memorable musical moments in history.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Dionne Warwick andlt;/bandgt;was born in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1940. Her reputation as hit maker has been firmly etched into the public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits, many of which have become pop music classics. As a performer and five-time Grammy Award winner, Dionne has charmed and entertained audiences worldwide.andlt;bandgt;David Freeman Wooleyandlt;/bandgt; is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University. He is the co-author of andnbsp;"Sayandnbsp;A Little Prayer," nominated for a NAACP Image Award. He is also aandnbsp;veteran entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment fields. He lives in Delaware with his two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439171356
Author:
Warwick, Dionne
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Wooley, David F.
Author:
Wooley, David Freeman
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 bandamp;w photos thru-out; 2x16-pg 4-
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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Product details 304 pages Atria Books - English 9781439171356 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, music legend and humanitarian Dionne Warwick reflects on fifty years in show business and the lessons she has learned about being an artist, mother, and woman of the world.

Dionne Warwick has made forty-two albums, amassed nine Grammy awards, produced more than fifty hits on Billboard’s Top 100 list, and has earned a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Now she shares the triumphs of a life that has dazzled and inspired millions.

“If you think it, you can do it.” Such was the advice of Dionne’s grandfather, words she never forgot as she rose from modest beginnings to become an American superstar. During its first decade, Dionne’s partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David racked up close to twenty bestselling albums and thirty hit singles, including “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?,” “Walk on By,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Using her celebrity as a launching pad, she has devoted countless hours to humanitarian causes—her Grammy-winning, chart-topping single, “That’s What Friends Are For,” with longtime friends Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John, raised millions of dollars for AIDS research. In 2002, she was named Global Ambassador for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

In the end, My Life, as I See It is just that—a captivating, insider’s view of a life that has broken barriers, bridged divides, and created some of the most memorable musical moments in history.

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