Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

Randy L. Schmidt (Author) Dionne Warwick (Foreword by)
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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
Chicago Review Press
Publish Date
May 17, 2010
Pages
351
Dimensions
6.35 X 1.15 X 9.17 inches | 1.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781556529764
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About the Author

Randy L. Schmidt compiled and edited Yesterday Once More and served as creative consultant for several television documentaries on the Carpenters, including the E! True Hollywood Story, A&E's Biography, and VH1's Behind the Music. Dionne Warwick is a popular American singer, an actress, and activist; a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization; and the former United States Ambassador of Health.

Reviews

"[A] heart-rending biography . . . The author relates Karen's story in writing as fluid and affectless as her singing . . . As Schmidt details Karen's unstoppable fall, Little Girl Blue becomes one of the saddest tales in pop . . . This compassionate book gives a tortured waif the third dimension she deserved." --New York Times Book Review
"Heartbreaking. . . . Schmidt succeeds in bringing a gifted, troubled musician to vivid life." --People
"A fascinating, and at times harrowing, read. . . . Schmidt adds vital new information to our understanding of this contradictory and conflicted artist. . . . We know how her story ends, but Schmidt has made it as absorbing as it is deeply humane." --Blurt
"[Schmidt's] fresh perspective reanimates the rise and fall of an American recording icon. . . . [A] dense, fact-filled treatment, which carefully skirts sensationalism while exposing new truths in this haunting tragedy." --Kirkus Reviews
"Very comprehensive . . . heartbreaking." --Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The copious research and quick-moving narration make this a volume that die-hard Carpenters fans and casual listeners alike will find interesting." --Publishers Weekly
"Told with compassion and understanding, this poignant and richly fascinating story of Karen Carpenter reads more like a novel you can't put down than the extensively and impeccably researched biography it actually is." --David Kaufman, author of Doris Day: The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door
"Like most of Karen Carpenter's songs, this book pulls you in and triggers more emotion than you bargained for. Finally, the story of this angelic voice is told." --Stephen Cox, author of The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane