I feel good: a memoir of a life of soul

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New American Library, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 266 pages
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James Brown has always been a fascinating, controversial figure. From his humble childhood in Georgia, he went on to change the face of American music with hit after hit on the R&B charts. And while he was a courageous public figure in a time of national strife and adversity, his personal life took many destructive turns, leaving a long and difficult path of redemption ahead of him. For the first time in well over a decade, he speaks candidly and at length about his tumultuous, incredible journey. James Brown moves beyond his music and his much-publicized legal troubles to delve deeply into the highs and lows of his life.

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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

Interesting read . . . James take on his life is very interesting. Read full review

Review: I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul

User Review  - Sheehan - Goodreads

What can I say, it is endearing because it's JB's own words, it pops and its full of hope, and THAT is worth the read alone... I'd lie if I said it was a good biography of his life, but like most oral ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

James Brown is the author of several novels including "Lucky Town "and "Final Performance. "He has received the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and a Chesterfield Film Writing Fellowship from Universal/Amblin Entertainment. His writing has been featured in the "Los Angeles Times Magazine, Denver Quarterly" and "New England Review. "He lives with his family in Lake Arrowhead, California.

Marc Eliot is the "New York Times" bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed biography "Cary Grant," the award-winning "Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince," "Down 42nd Street," "Take It from Me" (with Erin Brockovich), "Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen," "To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles," and "Death of a Rebel," He has been featured in many documentaries about film and music and has written on the media and popular culture for numerous publications, including "Penthouse," "L.A. Weekly," and "California" magazine. He divides his time among New York City; Woodstock, New York; and Los Angeles. Visit him at marceliot.net.

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