The Woman I Amby Helen Reddy
The Woman I Am is an incredibly inspiring autobiography by Helen Reddy, the woman who made "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" a household phrase. With her song "I Am Woman," Reddy provided the feminist anthem of the 1970s. She became the first Australian to win a Grammy, to have her own prime-time variety show on a U.S. television network, and to have three number-one singles in the same year.
Then, at the height of her career, Reddy's world was shattered by the death of both her parents, and simultaneously, the news that she had a rare, incurable disease. In this riveting, frank, and ultimately brave memoir, Reddy reveals the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Helen Reddy is a world-renowned singer/songwriter who has been an inspiration to women everywhere. She lives in Australia.
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As always, Helen is a pleasure! I enjoyed reading her book and getting to know her on a personal level. Thank you, Helen!!!
Helen Reddy's bio is beautiful, honest and deeply spiritual. From a woman of great inner power and valor comes not only a wonderful singing voice, but a voice and mind that inspires in the pages of The Woman I Am. There is a great reward here for fans and those just hearing Helen roar for the first time. Congrats Miss Reddy! Darrin Owens
I have met Helen Reddy a few times over the years. She is a very gifted singer, song writer, actress and entertainer. The book is something that I simply could not put down. She has led an interesting life here and "down under". It has not been an easy ride in the states and elsewhere. Her rise to the top was not just another rags to riches story. I took away a lot from this gifted woman and her amazing autobiography and applied it to my life as a man. I bought the book and toe tapping music CD of number 1 hits (also at B&N) for a special woman in my life. I later read the autobiography for myself and borrowed the awesome CD of the same name. Ms. Reddy is witty, super intelligent and one who has a great deal to teach another about life, love and the joys and sorrows of stardom. She is a woman far ahead of her time. Her depth of spirituality is what I admire the most. Kudos, Helen Reddy!
This book is called The Woman I Am. It is not my story, but hers. She speaks unabashedly about who she is and her beliefs that have formed her. What I am saying is that what the reader believes philosophically is not relevant in the telling of her story. If you can accept those terms this is of interest to you. If you are objective, unjudgemental, and able to read about a life guided by an untraditional set of beliefs you can find pages to enjoy. If you are unable to do this the book will probably provoke you and you should skip it.
This was quite an odd book from one of my all time favorite recording artists. The mix of her life and her 'spirituality' just didn't cut it with me. I will stick with listening to her music and remembering her that way.
I've been a fan of Helen Reddy since her first album. I have them all. I always wanted to know what happened to her. Now that I know, I am disappointed and praying fervently that she will leave her current 'spirituality' and come to know the one true God and Jesus Christ. I'll have to remember her from her younger days. I still listen and enjoy her music. I'll skip anymore books from her.