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Posted June 27, 2013
I have David Bret's other books about Edith Piaf. For me, "Piaf: A Passionate Life" is the definitive biography. This new one is exceptional, though probably not for new Piaf fans. The play is well-constructed, in turns sad and hilariously funny. Piaf was a gay icon, and it's amusing to think that two of her lovers, from different generations, should end up an item. Interesting too that the songs here are not the best known ones, though they should be. The interviews give an insight into the real Piaf. I hadn't heard of some of these people--well, Dietrich obviously. I would highly recommend this book! It's short, but delightful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.