I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story

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Da Capo Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 307 pages
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Jim Croce, singer-songwriter of the #1 hits Bad Bad Leroy Brown and Time in a Bottle, was at the height of his career when his life was cut short in a plane crash while on tour. Just 30 years old on September 20, 1973, Jim was revered by an adoring audience for his gentle melodies and everyman demeanor.

Now, for the first time, this memoir reveals the man behind the denim jackets and signature mustache, a hard-working, wry charmer who was also beset with exhaustion at the sheer magnitude of his own success. I Got a Name, told with full access to everyone who knew and loved Jim Croce, is at once a revealing portrait of a great artist and a moving love story.


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Their love story was very sweet. - Goodreads
A perfect ending to a good book. - Goodreads
His storytelling ability was incredible. - Goodreads
Such a talented musician and song writer. - Goodreads
It is a real love story, warts and all. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Guy Noir - Goodreads

Jim Croce died when I was a senior in high school and I have always enjoyed his music. I give his wife great credit for the research and writing the book. I am torn by learning about how hard the ... Read full review

Review: I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Interesting biography by Jim Croce's wife Ingrid. Just curious on how Ingrid was able to relate detailed conversations on many occasions when she wasn't present. Did she take some liberties in creating conversations that may have happened? Read full review


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About the author (2012)

Ingrid Croce is a singer-songwriter, author, and restaurateur whose previous books include The Jim Croce Anthology and two cookbooks. She lives in San Diego. Jimmy Rock is an entertainment attorney, musician, writer, and husband of Ingrid Croce.

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