Love Can Build a Bridge

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Random House Publishing Group, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
Here, at last, is the exquisitely personal story of a mother and daughter who sang like angels and fought like the devil - but loved each other through struggle, triumph, and tragedy. For eight glorious years, Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna lived the American dream. They were signed on the spot to RCA in 1983 in a rare live audition and went on to set the music world on its ear. Their pristine harmonies, unique personalities, and stunning presence captured mainstream America's heart. The Judds were country music's most-honored and top-selling women. They were undefeated as Duet of the Year for eight years, picked up six Grammys, and won a vast array of other awards. In the U.S. alone, they sold over fifteen million albums and were the number one touring act in their industry for 1991. They were on top of the world when Naomi made the shocking announcement that she was being forced to retire because of a life-threatening liver disease. Their Farewell Concert, televised on cable, was the most successful musical show in pay-per-view history. Their last song together broke America's heart and ended one of the most beloved acts of all time in country music. Naomi spent the next two years in isolation, reliving her extraordinary life and career for these pages. Love Can Build a Bridge is written with the same raw emotion and candor that made the Judds such electrifying performers. Funny, shocking, wise, inspiring, and vulnerable, this behind-the-scenes look into the Judds' private lives spares no one and nothing. Love Can Build a Bridge is a soaring paean of what happens when a fairy tale and grim reality collide.
 

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In this memoir Naomi, the mother of the popular mother-daughter country music duo The Judds, tells her life story. Ken Stilts, her long-time manager, describes Naomi's life as "part Greek tragedy ... Read full review

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I found this book very rewarding. I was interested in the spiritual and inspirational insights. This book has a wealth of them. One example, she quotes CS Lewis: "God is the love that loves all loving ... Read full review

Contents

Kentucky
1
Kentucky
23
Hollywood
66
Hollywood
78
Hollywood
94
Kentucky again
109
California again
144
Had a Dream
166
Girls Night Out
268
Rockin with the Rhythm
289
Give a Little Love
320
River of Time
345
Love Is Alive
378
Reasons Why
397
Let Me Tell You About Love
438
Guardian Angels
464

Mama Hes Crazy
191
Why Not Me
210
One Man Woman
230
Turn It Loose
247
The Last Song
496
Every Ending Is a New Beginning
525
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About the author (1994)

Naomi Judd, a country music superstar as well as one of the most admired women in the entertainment industry, has sold more than twenty million albums and won six Grammys and American Music Awards. She's received three honorary doctorates in the arts and nursing and is a highly sought after speaker. As a humanitarian and social advocate, she is the spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation. Author of two bestsellers, "Naomi's Breakthrough Guide" and "Love Can Build a Bridge, " she has also written three children's books and "Naomi's Home Companion, " a collection of recipes and kitchen-table wisdom. Her skin care line Esteem can be found at www.mynaomi.com.

Naomi is also the host of her own TV show, "Naomi's New Morning, " which airs on Sundays on the Hallmark Channel.

She lives with her husband, Larry Strickland, outside of Nashville, Tennessee, on a farm called Peaceful Valley, which she shares with her daughters Wynonna and Ashley and their families.

Visit her website at www.Naomijudd.com

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