Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime

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Cengage Gale, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 397 pages
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Patti LaBelle has enjoyed phenomenal success for over three decades and won admiration not only for her music but for her tireless charity. work and devotion to her fans. Here we get to know Patti LaBelle, a woman who recounts the ups and downs of her life, including the personal tragedies that haunted her even as she reached every professional goal that she set for herself. In the down-to-earth style she's famous for, Patti tells the real story her fans have been waiting for -- years of crippling fear that she cloaked with non-stop performances. A terrible sense of guilt she tried to assuage through tireless charity work. And finally, a hard-won peace -- a deep understanding of what's important in life and how it's available for all of us if we don't block the blessings.

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User Review  - Jewell Moore - Goodreads

I did this book back in 2006 with a book club. Amazing how much the stars had to go through to stay in the light. Good read and funny. And Patti you made it past 50 & 60. Read full review

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User Review  - RYCJ - Goodreads

This memoir here is the perfect example of a personal story that inspires. Yes, there's the pain, the tears, and hardships, but not without a fight, straddling alongside deep reflective anecdotes, and ... Read full review

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Section 2
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About the author (1997)

Patti LaBelle's illustrious career spans four decades. She is a "New York Times" bestselling author, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, a three-time Emmy nominee, and the star of a hit television series. She is adored around the world by millions of fans of her music and her cooking. She is also a humanitarian who devotes much of her time and talent to charities too numerous to list and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. Ms. LaBelle resides in Philadelphia.

Patti LaBelle has garnered three Emmy nominations, ten Grammy nominations, and the 1992 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal performance. Her award-winning autobiography, Don't Block the Blessings, was a New York Times bestseller. Throughout her career, "the high priestess of good vibrations," as the New York Times called her, has won admiration not only for her music but also for her tireless charity work and devotion to her fans. She lives with her husband in Philadelphia.
Laura B. Randolph is a journalist and lawyer. She coauthored Don't Block the Blessings, which won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and was voted the Blackboard: African-American Bestseller List Book of the Year. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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