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

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User Review  - VGAHarris - LibraryThing

Very disappointing. It is more about Ingrid than Jim. Many of the conversations have to be regarded as suspect as they are re-created almost 40 years after the events. Writing delivery and style are ... Read full review

Review: I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story

User Review  - Robyn Obermeyer - Goodreads

A very sad ending to a short life. the story was true and the letters and journeys especially down the cape were quite beautiful and time in a bottle is in this book! 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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