I'll Never Write My Memoirs

I'll Never Write My Memoirs

eBook - 2015
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Iconic music and film legend Grace Jones gives an in-depth account of her stellar career, professional and personal life, and the signature look that catapulted her into the stardom stratosphere.

Grace Jones, a veritable "triple-threat" as acclaimed actress, singer, and model, has dominated the entertainment industry since her emergence as a model in New York City in 1968. Quickly discovered for her obvious talent and cutting-edge style, Grace signed her first record deal in 1977 and became one of the more unforgettable characters to emerge from the Studio 54 disco scene, releasing the all-time favorite hits, "Pull Up to the Bumper," "Slave to the Rhythm," and "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)." And with her sexually charged, outrageous live shows in the New York City nightclub circuit, Grace soon earned the title of "Queen of the Gay Discos."

But with the dawn of the '80s came a massive anti-disco movement across the US, leading Grace to focus on experimental-based work and put her two-and-a-half-octave voice to good use. It was also around this time that she changed her look to suit the times with a detached, androgynous image. In this first-ever memoir, Grace gives an exclusive look into the transformation to her signature style and discusses how she expanded her musical triumph to success in the acting world, beginning in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, then the James Bond movie A View to a Kill , and later in Eddie Murphy's Boomerang.

Featuring sixteen pages of stunning full-color photographs, Miss Grace Jones takes us on a journey from Grace's religious upbringing in Jamaica to her heyday in Paris and New York in the '70s and '80s, all the way to present-day London, in what promises to be a no holds barred tell-all for the ages.
Publisher: New York, NY : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015
ISBN: 9781476765099
147676509X
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Morley, Paul

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Vengoo111
Feb 19, 2018

Big fan since the 70's and on my bucket list I said I was going to see her in concert on my 50th birthday...voila I did in NYC Oct 2012 at the Roseland Ballroom for her Hurricane Tour and then Hurricane Sandy hit the next day...trippy huh!

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Derringer
Jan 20, 2018

Former "Disco Queen" and high-fashion trend-setter, Grace Jones tells (in her own words) the rip roarin' story of her life's up and downs in the brash and brazen style that her devoted fans have long become accustomed to.

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Me_Tarzan
Jan 08, 2018

Apparently - (As the story goes) - "I'll Never Write My Memoirs" is the very auto-biography that Jamaican-born, Grace Jones adamantly swore she would never, ever write - (But, I'm sure that all of her devoted fans are certainly glad that she did).

Delivered with her own special flair for "telling it like it is" - Jones (now 70 years old) breezes along briskly, recounting (with frequent candid relish) all of her life's ups and downs.

From a rebellious teen, to a high-fashion model, to a NYC disco queen, to an aspiring Hollywood actress, and beyond - Grace Jones (as you will quickly see) has always had an inherent knack for combining life with art.

So - Whether you happen to be a Grace Jones fan, or not - This decidedly colourful and, yes, often-amusing auto-biography (which includes a 16-page photo gallery) is certainly well-worth a read.

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advega718
Oct 28, 2015

Amazing Grace! Every bit as complex, unexpected, fiercely frank, and captivating as one would expect her story to be. Definitely worth taking the trip.

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