Angel on My Shoulder: An Autobiography

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Wheeler Pub., Dec 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Spanning her 25-year career, Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole tells all in this autobiography that is unforgettable every way.

Born to legendary singer Nat "King" Cole in the halcyon days of the 1950s, Natalie Cole grew up to become a versatile and soulful singer whose talents catapulted her all the way to Grammy Award-winning status. But that success came with a price.

Dragged down by drugs, depression, and divorce -- and enduring everything from bankruptcy proceedings to surviving the ordeals of rehab -- Natalie realized she had spun out of control and was in grave danger of losing custody of her son.

What follows is an inspirational and riveting story of her tremendous musical comeback, from wrenching heartbreak to crowning glory, culminating in the international success of Unforgettable with Love, a tribute to her father.

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Natalie Cole has been to hell and back twice. It was interesting to read about her time at UMass Amherst (my alma mater) and in Springfield, where she got hooked on heroin. Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Over the past four decades, Natalie Cole has performed the world over, won multiple Grammys, and sold tens of millions of records in the genres of R&B, pop, and jazz. She is perhaps best known for her 1991 album, "Unforgettable . . . with Love, " featuring her vocal arrangements of her father's greatest hits with piano accompaniment by her uncle Ike Cole, which won several Grammy awards, including Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance.

As an actress, she starred in director Delbert Mann's "Lily in Winter" and co-starred with Laurence Fishburn and Cicely Tyson in Walter Mosley's "Always Outnumbered." She played herself in "Livin' For Love: The Natalie Cole Story," the biopic of her life, which aired on NBC. Natalie has made more than 300 major television appearances, from dramas like "Law and Order" and "Touched by an Angel" to talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Larry King. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Digby Diehl is the bestselling co-author of The Million Dollar Mermaid and Angel on My Shoulder. A noted book critic, he is currently working with Coretta Scott King on her memoirs. He lives with his wife, Kay, in Los Angeles.