Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir.
From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between.
My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.
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About the Author
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer and actress whose career has spanned more than sixty years. She has won numerous awards, including eight Grammys. Tina began her music career with her husband Ike Turner as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Success followed with a string of hits including “River Deep, Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.” She divorced Ike in 1978 and, after virtually disappearing from the music scene for several years, rebuilt her career, launching a string of hits including her 1984 solo album Private Dancer. In 1986, she published a bestselling memoir I Tina which was turned into the Academy Award-nominated film What’s Love Got to Do with It in 1993. One of the world’s most popular entertainers, Tina has sold more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history. She lives with her husband, Erwin Bach, in Zurich, Switzerland.
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My Love Story
When I was a little girl, I loved taking chances. I’d swing over a creek in the backwoods of Nutbush, Tennessee, the place where I grew up, never thinking for a second what might happen if I fell into that swampy water. I tussled with animals—horses, mules, even snakes. I’m afraid of them now, but I wasn’t when I was a child. I wasn’t afraid of anything. One day, when I was playing in the woods, I found a little green snake and I thought, Where did that one come from? I was sure the baby had gotten separated from its mother. So I picked it up with a stick and went looking for the nest. Sure enough, when I found it, there was a big, ugly snake, ready to strike to protect its young. Immediately, instinct took over, not fear but self-preservation. I jumped up and ran as fast as I could, my braids coming undone and the sash of my dress falling off, until I was somewhere safe. The point is, I knew when to run away from snakes.
Throughout my life, there have been lots of times you might have asked me, “How did you get out of that one?” I did dangerous things, and dangerous things were done to me, but in the eleventh hour, something always told me when to run, how to survive. No matter what happened to me, I came through it every time. I decided, well, maybe I’m supposed to live. Maybe I’m here for a reason. And maybe the reason is to share my story with you.
You might be thinking, “Tina, we know your story. We know all about you and Ike, and the hell you lived through with him. We know you escaped from that terrible relationship, and that you endured.” But, here’s something that might surprise you. At this point in my life, I’ve spent far more time without Ike than with him. Forty-two years, to be exact. That’s a whole second life, one with adventures, accomplishments, and love beyond my wildest dreams. But there’s also been a dark side. During the past few years, I’ve faced life-and-death challenges I never, ever, expected. Let me tell you my story.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book after reading a great interview with Tina Turner called "The Queen of Hope," which appeared online in the SGI-USA "World Tribune" magazine this summer. The World Tribune interview went into much more detail about Tina's spiritual life and practice, which was great, and I wish this book had also done that. But even so, this book is a nice update on the recent hardships Tina went through with her health and overcoming those difficulties.
Life inspiring. Thank you Tina. I am hreatful. From: another bla ck woman
Very good book! if you're a fan of Tina's then grab this book she tells so much about her life recently and from the past she even inserts things that she's never told before. I really enjoyed this book it was a page turner for me and made me want to hug her after reading it. I am so glad that I purchased this book.
Great book that will provide insights into the life of Tina Turner straight from Tina! I have a new, and deeper, respect for Tina Turner and what she has gone through in her life. Without giving the specifics of the book away, I believe anyone who is, or knows anyone who is going through serious life struggles, would find the strength and faith that Ms. Turner has brought to her struggles to be informative to their own lives. I bought it because I have always been a fan. After reading the book, I am no longer just a fan, I am an admirer!
Stay positive, be kind, take time for yourself, communication, and your sole mate is the true meaning of happily ever after. You are an inspiration to millions.