Call her Miss Ross: the unauthorized biography of Diana Ross

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Ballantine Books, Jul 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 566 pages
She was Motown's brightest star, the one with guts enough and ambition enough to make her dreams come true, no matter where they took her. Rules that apply to others have never applied to Diana Ross. She won't let them. CALL HER MISS ROSS goes behind the footlights and stage facade, behind the broad smile and beautiful voice, for an exclusive look at the real Diana. J. Randy Taraborrelli has interviewed over 400 people and uncovered stories that have never been told before. The ultimate control maven, she became the star of The Supremes without giving Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard a second throught, but also gave them both money when they ended up broke; self-centered, she dated newlywed Smokey Robinson on the sly in order to get more work at Motown; fiercely devoted mother of five, she gives her children anything they desire; impossible employer, she insists that everyone call her "Miss Ross"; insecure star, she demands complete control over every record, every movie, and every performance, no matter what the result. Her triumphs and tragedies, her virtues and vices, her lovers and enemies -- here's Miss Diana Ross as she's never been seen before. "Enjoyable . . . [A] marathon bitchfest." -- The Village Voice

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Let me put it to you straight: This much-talked-about "unauthorized'' biography has all the dirt for love/hate Ross "fans'' and loyal fans alike, dragging Ross's name through the mud even more than ... Read full review

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J. Randy Taraborrelli is the author of eight books, including such international bestsellers as "Call Her Miss Ross, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, Sinatra: Behind the Legend, " and "Jackie, Ethel, Joan -- Women of Camelot." He lives in Los Angeles.

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