Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

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Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir by Cyndi Lauper

Legendary and iconic singer, songwriter, actress and activist Cyndi Lauper offers a personal account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar.

Legendary and iconic singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper offers a poignant account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar—from her years growing up in Queens, New York, to the making of enduring hits like “Time After Time,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “True Colors,” to becoming an actress, a mother, an outspoken activist, and maintaining a music career that has lasted more than thirty years.

After leaving her childhood home at seventeen, Cyndi took on a series of jobs: racetrack hot walker, IHOP waitress, and, as she puts it, “gal Friday the thirteenth,” as she pursued her passion for music. She worked her way up playing small gigs and broke out in 1983 with She’s So Unusual, which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top-five singles on a debut album. And while global fame wasn’t always what she expected, she has remained focused on what matters most. Cyndi is a gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause—whether it’s women’s rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS.

With her trademark warmth and humor, Cyndi fearlessly writes of a life she’s lived only on her own terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439147856
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Cyndi Lauper has won a Grammy, two American Music Awards, an Emmy, three MTV Video Music Awards, and has been nominated for many more. She has sold more than thirty million albums globally and continues to tour around the world. An unwavering advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality, Cyndi created the True Colors Tour in 2007 and founded the True Colors Fund in 2008. Visit CyndiLauper.com.

Jancee Dunn has written three books, including the rock memoir But Enough About Me. She writes for many publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

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Cyndi Lauper: Twelve Deadly Cyns...and Then Some 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
JerseyGirl86 More than 1 year ago
Granted, I am a fan of Cyndi, so I knew I was going to like this book when I pre-ordered it. Yet it is so much better than I expected! It's like I get to hang out with her, like she's talking to me over lunch. She stays true to herself, no matter what happens in her life. LOVED it.
Bonju More than 1 year ago
I love Cyndi Lauper. I read the first 21 pages. I laughed so hard and cried so much in just those small snippets of her life. I am a musician. I have had friends who worked professionally with Lauper. We all knew her, we all saw her in the streets, when she worked at Screaming Mimi's and  whenever she performed with Blue Angel. We knew Cyndi Lauper and we didn't have to meet her. She was and IS one of us. No matter how famous she is, or whatever project she takes on in her life; she is a success. Not marginally - grandly. She is a trailblazer for women and men who love women. She won't ever say anything bad about any woman; no matter who that woman is including Madonna. Gotta love Cyndii and we do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is the best
RickReads More than 1 year ago
This is a very fun read, especially if you're a Cyndi Lauper fan. But even if you're not, Cyndi's story is fascinating because she pulls no punches is just out there--"without a filter" as she says. Very fun read!
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I love cyndi lauper your a wonderful stronbg woman and unusual girl love u funny gal bless you and david wolf your husband and ducky and bless your old band blue angles love you your butiful like a rainbow
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First let me say, I love Cyndi Lauper. However I only made it thru around 57pages..... The storyline continually jumps from here to there without any ending, prior to beginning a new storyline. For example she begins with the reasons she had to leave home but, never completely finished before changing from one story to the next. I believe she had a hell of a life fought her way to where she is now and deserves everything she accomplished in life!! I am very proud of her and her works for equality!!!! She is still One of my favorite people, I love her show watch it faithfully, watchED her on Cel. APP. I AM GLAD SHE FOUND LOVE AND HAPPINESS WITH DAVID THORNTON AND HER ADORABLE SON!!!! NOBODY CAN SAY SHE DOESN'T DESERVE WHAT SHE HAS!!!! THE BOOK WAS JUST TO JUMPY AND CONFUSING!!!! I WILL ARCHIVE AND TRY READING IT LATER!! MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE WILL LOVE IT!!! JUST TO CONFUSING IN INCONCUSLIVE FOR ME. I WOULD NOT SAY NOT TO PURCHASE. TRY READING IT FOR YOURSELF. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE & ADMIRE HER FOR ALL SHE IS AND HAS GIVEN TO OTHERS AND CONTINUE TO BE A FAN. GOD BLESS YOU CYNDI & FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In the beginning it starts out good, and then you feel sorry for her, and then she rants on to much anger about the record industry then there's about 100 pages about her cause with the LGBT community . I have a gay step daughter, so I'm not anti gay she just goes on for way to long. She talks about her friendship with Rosie O'Donnell (who I can't stand) She's pro Obama and HR (who I despise). This book turned out to be a letdown definitely not worth the money!
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