Luck Or Something Like It: A Memoir

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HarperCollins, Oct 16, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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For more than half a century, living legend Kenny Rogers has recorded some of the most beloved music in America and around the world, creating a sound both wholly original and instantly recognizable. Now, in his first-ever memoir, this rare talent divulges the struggles of his long road to success and how, through it all, he's stayed true to his values as a performer and a person.

Recounting the journey from his early years to today, Kenny charts breakout hits, disappointing misses, and the periods of soul-searching that have led him to reinvent his sound countless times and experiment with everything from gospel to country to R&B. Along the way, he tells stories that have since become legend, as Kenny recalls the making of his classic songs and shares the stories behind his most important friendships with stars like Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, of course, Dolly Parton.

Staring across the decades, Kenny writes a story seemingly straight from one of his songs, resulting in a rollicking ride through fifty years of music history.

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User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

loved it. found out such a lot about one of my favourite singers. like his narrative voice now too! listened to the songs if talked about online while reading it. Read full review

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User Review  - LK Hunsaker - Goodreads

As a very long-time Kenny fan, this was a must read. I was a bit hesitant, since I know that finding out more about celebs can be an "I wish I hadn't" experience that makes you appreciate them less. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Kenny Rogers is one of the bestselling artists of all time with more than 120 million albums sold worldwide. He has endeared himself to music lovers around the world with hit songs like "Lady," "The Gambler," "Islands in the Stream," and "Love or Something Like It." He is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has won eighteen American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Country Music Association Awards.

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