Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot

Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot

by Eddi Fiegel



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ISBN-13: 9781556525889
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Eddi Fiegel is a freelance writer and broadcaster. She is a regular contributor to the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, Mojo, and the Sunday Times. She is well known for her interviews with artists from across the musical spectrum, including David Bowie, Phillip Glass, Paul McCartney, and k. d. lang. She is the author of John Barry: A Sixties Theme.

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The Baltimore Sun

"Well-researched, comprehensive."

Metro Times Detroit

"An insightful look into Mama Cass Elliot's life."

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Eddi Fiegel does a fine job of tracing the life of Cass Elliott - born Ellen Naomi Cohen - from her childhood in the D.C. area to her death at age 32. Bright, outgoing, talented, and ambitious, Cass nevertheless dealt with resentments all her life over the way she had been treated by classmates in her teens. She also was often depressed over her inability to lose weight or to form a lasting relationship with a man. Perhaps the most fascinating chapters deal with the origins and growing success of the Mamas and the Papas, along with their drug-saturated recording sessions and lifestyles. Plagued by infidelities and artistic disagreements, the group maintained a love-hate relationship for years as it churned out the hits. Cass's successful career as a solo performer is also written about at length. This is a sad and tender story, and not to be missed by anyone who loved the sound of either the famed quartet or Cass Elliott's voice alone.