I'll never write my memoirs

by Jones, Grace,

Format: Print Book 2015.
Availability: Available at 15 Libraries 15 of 15 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library Non Fiction 92 JON
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 782.0092 Jones
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection CT275.J7515 A3 2015
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Biography 92 JONES Grace
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 782.42166092 JONES
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 746.92 JONES Grace Jon
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Scott Township Library Biography B JONES
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Whitehall Public Library Biography Collection BIOG 92 Jones, Grace
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Summary
Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world's most recognizable artists.

As a singer, model, and actress--a deluxe triple threat--Grace has consistently been an extreme, challenging presence in the entertainment world since her emergence as an international model in the 1970s. Celebrated for her audacious talent and trailblazing style, Grace became one of the most unforgettable, free-spirited characters to emerge from the historic Studio 54, recording glittering disco classics such as "I Need a Man" and "La Vie en Rose." Her provocative shows in underground New York nightclubs saw her hailed as a disco queen, gay icon, and gender defying iconoclast.

In 1980, the always ambitious Grace escaped a crowded disco scene to pursue more experimental interests. Her music also broke free, blending house, reggae, and electronica into a timeless hybrid that led to classic hits such as "Pull Up to the Bumper" and "Slave to the Rhythm." In the memoir she once promised never to write, Grace offers an intimate insight into her evolving style, personal philosophies, and varied career--including her roles in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and the James Bond movie A View to a Kill .

Featuring sixteen pages of stunning full-color photographs, many from her own personal archive, I'll Never Write My Memoirs follows this ageless creative nomad as she rejects her strict religious upbringing in Jamaica; conquers New York, Paris, and the 1980s; answers to no-one; and lives to fight again and again.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Before Annie Lennox, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Caitlyn Jenner, there was Grace Jones. Model, singer, actor, disco queen, gay icon, Jones has played many roles and adopted many personae in her life, but as her mesmerizing memoir attests, she has always tried to be true to herself. Born in Jamaica, she came to the U.S. as a teenager. She was then and is still now the perennial outsider. In her entertaining fashion, she tells things as she saw them, such as her strict, Pentecostal upbringing in Jamaica and her teenage years outside Syracuse, New York, as she began chasing her own identity (I wanted to look more like I felt). She offers plenty of engaging anecdotes as she describes her modeling, acting, and singing careers (I Need a Man, Pull up to the Bumper, Slave to the Rhythm), her friendship with Andy Warhol, and her notorious encounter on Russell Harty's BBC talk show. In these days of instant celebrity and reality television, Jones' fierce iconoclasm and refusal to compromise should appeal to outsiders everywhere.--Sawyers, June Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jones's outrageous influence endures to the present day, so it is disappointing that her memoir, promising blood and thunder, instead turns into a litany of experiences, lacking the spark that would keep the reader interested. Jones was a 1970s runway model turned disco recording star, whose classics include the lasting "La Vie en Rose." She narrates her journey beginning with a painful childhood in Jamaica, where she was regularly beaten, and her rejection of how religion was practiced there. She writes that she felt "nothing" upon leaving Jamaica for America. Later she embraced her native country, letting Jamaica into her music. Jones plods from event to event, recounting bare facts of her life that could be easily found elsewhere. She gets more personal when talking about her love of hats and hoods, and in her discussion of her theatrical performances, channeling her androgynous persona into finding "a different way to be black, lesbian, male, female, animal." At the end, she is alone, but writes that she is not lonely. After a duet performance with Pavarotti, she feels afraid of being abandoned. She is disappointed with the singers who came after her because they don't stay true to themselves. And she writes about the sex, drink, drugs, and arrests that may come with fame. But all these anecdotes are unfortunately detached from emotion and insight. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Jones, Grace.
Models (Persons) -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Jamaican Americans -- Biography.
Jamaica -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2015.
Edition First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Other Titles I will never write my memoirs
Contributors Morley, Paul, author.
Language English
Description xiii, 386 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781476765075
1476765073
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