Through extensive interviews and examination of newspaper accounts, court records, and FBI and police files, Nicholson presents Holiday's life and career, including her battles with drug addiction and alcoholism, her arrest and imprisonment for heroin possession, her sex life, and her struggles against racial prejudice.
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Billie HolidayUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Holiday's legend is that of the archetypal tormented artist: enormously gifted in one specific area yet unable to cope with everyday life and eventually done in by her own excesses. Although the ... Read full review
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Well-written, well-researched biography, but what a story! If you don't know the details of Billie Holiday's life story, you owe ut to yourself to read this book. Read full review