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  • Posted November 9, 2009

    The High Notes... The Low Notes... and Everything in Between

    In her closing night performance, October 1999 at the Regency Hotel in NY, Ms. Clooney offered that "Girl Singer" was written in a more disclosive voice than her earlier autobiography. She went on to admit that she could take that liberty since most of the folks she wrote about were no longer around to protest! The audience roared!

    Reading the well-crafted "Girl Singer" does not, however, leave you with the feeling that you are an after-the-fact voyeur to her well publicized tribulations of the past. While her frankness about personal and professional relationships is stunning, it is done with a complete lack of bitterness and histrionics. You are left convinced that, difficult times aside, Ms. Clooney life has always centered on love of her family and her music. Her honest self-criticism is admirable.

    "Girl Singer" will leave you with the feeling that you just spend hours reading a diary you discovered by chance on a lonely bench in Central Park. You begin, not sure whether you should intrude so boldly upon someone's privacy but quickly find that you cannot put it down... all the time afraid its owner might return looking for it and admonish you for being so nosy.

    Go ahead... read it. She left it there for you.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2001

    Open and intelligent.

    I could barely put it down, especially once her career got underway. It is studded with a real who's who of the musical and film greats of the that era showing so much of the personal side never seen beyond the doors of Beverly Hills mansions or Hollywood studios. I never recommend books to my relatives but I am going to pass this book along to them with a certainty that they will thank me later. Russell Wilmington, Delaware

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    Honest and compelling

    Please do not let the first reviewer dissuade you from reading this book. It is one of the most eloquent and moving memoirs I have read in my lifetime -- more on par with Angela's Ashes, than with any of the typical celebrity hash bios. This is poetry, in its most honest and revealing form. This is the history of greatest period of American music. This is the heart-breaking but so inspiring story of one woman's loves lost and found.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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