Dancing on my grave: an autobiography

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Doubleday, Oct 1, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 286 pages
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The shattering story of a dream which became a heartbreaking nightmare for one of America's most famous ballerinas, Gelsey Kirkland, who chronicles her brilliant start as a dancer with George Balanchine, her legendary partnership with Mikhail Baryshnikov, her agonizing descent into drugs, and her struggles to rise again. Photographs.

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I've never read about a dancer like her. I'm still not sure what drove her to dance. It seems she didn't find any pleasure in it, other than wanting to prove herself to men she idolized for some ... Read full review

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I read this book in high school at some point and would have to read it again to give it an honest rating. 3 stars for the memory of liking it, though the title turns me off like no other. I idolized ... Read full review



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About the author (1986)

Greg Lawrence is the author and coauthor of five books, including "Dance with Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins"; the bestselling autobiography of Gelsey Kirkland, "Dancing on My Grave"; "Colored Lights"; and "The Shape of Love".