Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story

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Thorndike Press, Feb 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
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For as far back as Gladys can remember, she has always been a performer. A true child prodigy, she was born in Atlanta in 1944 and has been earning her way as a singer since the tender age of four. By the time she was in high school, she was belting out doo-wop ditties and torch songs in juke joints and nightclubs on the "chit'lin' circuit" as the opening act (with The Pips) for the likes of Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, B.B. King, Jackie Wilson, and Little Richard, among others. And then there were the legendary Motown years - and the multi-Grammy-Award-winning ones that have followed. Along the way her life has been filled with enormous ups and downs, details of which Gladys shares for the first time in this book. Between the lines of her life story, you'll find her bravely facing many of life's most difficult challenges, including racism, sexual assault, addiction and recovery, and her struggle to break free from disappointing romantic relationships while maintaining a strong sense of personal pride and independence.

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Review: Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story

User Review  - Johnnie B. - Goodreads

I enjoyed it a lot. It did seem a little uneven though. It started with immense detail on her youth and early career but seemed almost to gloss over her career once she and The Pips hit it big. Still, her story was entertaining and her humor was much appreciated. Read full review

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User Review  - Elliott Jenkins - Goodreads

This story moves a little slow at times, but is so interesting. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Gladys Knight has been singing professionally for more than 50 years, and her successful career has led to 10 top ten albums. The Elizabeth Knight Fund she created with the American Diabetes Association has raised millions for the association's research and advocacy programs.

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