Dark Intrusions lDiana Ross autobiography was a goodong bookI was never a fan of Diana s but curious to all the rumors I heard about her After reading her story her insecurity started with her always wanting her father s approval which is something she felt she never receivedDiana was a mess but it was her way of getting what she wanted and
ALWAYS BEING THE CENTER OF ATTENTION AS LONG AS being the center of attention As ong as got what she wanted no matter how she had to get iteven if it meant hurting her closes friends No one was too big for
Diana to step on I didn t care for her personality but after to step on I didn t care for her personality but after the book I can see how she was molded into a person ike that insecureI just wish she could have achieved her goal without mistreating people You don t have to Decade of Despair like everyone but you do have to deal with them What comes around goes aroundThis book is over 700 pages The story got aittle slow in some chapters I was ike ok I m getting tired of her attitude can we move on The author did a good job in writing the story from
the beginning of her career until the time of the bookThe story was detailed and beginning of her career until the time of the bookThe story was detailed and this really gave me the whole pictureI applaud everything that Diana Ross has and what she went through before and during her career A very thorough biography of the ueen of MotownDiana Ross A Biography by J Randy Taraborelli is an exceptional biography of one of the greatest singer s of all time For many Diana Ross s reputation precedes her She s often been characterized as a difficult and demanding diva Certainly one of the infamous egends attached to her is her reuest to only be addressed as Miss Ross Others would cite her putting herself ahead of the other members of The Supremes in order to advance her career as the height of her diva behaviorAnd to an extent her reputation for diva ish behavior was accurate But in this book we Go-Go-Go! learn why she acted the way she did and that she was much complex then her reputation would suggest She was just being herself and dealing with the fame her singing career brought her as best she knew how The relat This updated bio from Randy Taraborrelli isn t bad In fact I would venture to say it s good I ve had my negative feelings for Taraborrelli over the years especially after reading Call Her Miss Ross when it was first published At that time part of me feltike a protective fan ready to be Ross s bodyguard against people trying to cash in on her Somato Respiratory Integration Workbook life the other part was happy to have something to balance out Mary Wilson s scathing and one sided view points in her memoirs Dreamgirl My Life as a Supreme Even after I realized that Mary basically published her diaries that she kept since she Diana Ross with all her flaws the Motown goddess of soul music exposedJ Randy Taraborrelli is a uniue celebrity journalist Read any one of his Motown books and you can see he genuinely worships the artists and the music that sprang from urban black America in the mid 20th century His enthusiasm and committment are undeniable Unfortunately as a writer J Randyacks any kind of charisma or style much Reine Mädchensache less a coherent philosophy or. There is only one Diana Ross And this is her story Drawn from hundreds of interviews conducted over four decades and featuring rare never before published photos Diana Ross paints an unforgettable picture of an extraordinary and often controversialegend a woman who has distinguished herself as a Civil Rights trailblazer a temperamental celebrity yes you should call her Miss Ross a oving and very present mother and a consummate entertainer Beautiful and fascinating she is her own invention the definition of a superstar Illuminated by un. S survived and thrived for than four decades in a profession ittered with one hit wonders The authorbiographer got his start as a writer for fanzines and it certainly shows in this book The writing uality is sometimes pedestrian and he easily weaves back and forth from biography to hagiography From critiueing to cheerleading With those caveats I will say that I Offenders and Detainees loved this book Its a book that probably only those of a certain generation will Thoseike me who grew up to a Motown soundtrack And its ueen D Ross Anytime a book can describe a song and the events that surrounded it and then have me singing those qasas-ul-quran long forgottenyrics in the shower the next day is a powerful book Dredging up reels of Ed Sullivan Flip Wilson and Hootanny TV shows from the back of my mind Love or hate D Ross her place in history is undeniable And what a ife it is If you ike me start reading the book with generally negative feelings about her you are ikely to be a tad sympathetic by the end This book stops short at three stars because the book itself stops short I read the 1989 version only finding out afterwards there s an updated follow up bio of some
sort by the same author That version may be recent but it wasn t exactly by the same author That version may be recent but it wasn t exactly a year or two ago either Today Diana Ross still entertains but has uietly and respectfully stepped away from the spotlight and she s greatly respected as one of the best celebrity moms in the business read Lucky Me by Shirley MacLaine s daughter for the opposite end in that department Call Her Miss Ross fills you in on a ot of details but most everyone is portrayed without that much dimension making the book a bit monotonous Berry Gordy the mercurial
manipulative genius behind Motown Mary Wilson the embittered Supreme who felt genius behind Motown Mary Wilson the embittered Supreme who felt when Diana s talent and Hear the Wolves leadership eclipsed hers Florence the substance abuser who couldn t handle fame Cindy the cooperative back up singer who knew from the start that Diana was the star and so on Miss Ross thankfully comes off with than one note charitable driven at times insecure and a bit humorless A singer without that much range or formal training who had charisma style and star ualitySOMES SPOILERS What Iearned from Call Her was that
she never married Berry Gordy and that in spite of her being the ultimate ueen bee never married Berry Gordy and that in spite of her being the ultimate ueen bee Motown and so identified with the African American experience both of her marriages were bi racial By book s end she s still married to her second husband the wealthy Swiss shipping magnate Arne Naess but they Valors Measure later divorced and shortly after that he met his untimely demise in a mountain climbing accident Also of note was that she named her daughter after the Indian spice chutney but spelled in wrong on her birth certificate spelling it Chudney andeft it that way And I never knew how much she envied admired and emulated Barbra Streisand s career Lady Sings the Blues was her version of Funny Girl and Barbra s BFI Film Classics legendary concert in Central Park paved the way for Diana to do the same some fifteen yearsater And Tni Tata Dunia Baru Sistem Pertahanan let s not even get started with the gowns. Aborrelli boldly explores Diana's troubled relationship with her family and the heartbreak she feels compelled to hide bringing into focus a celebrated personality too often obscured by the brightights of fame Despite years in the imelight Diana Ross remains an enigmatic figure a compelling paradox of vulnerability and iron will fragility and strength J Randy Taraborrelli examines her private world to reveal a complex inspiring triumphant survivor in unprecedented clarity Ladies and gentlemen the incomparable the one and only Diana Ros. .
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Agenda He s Fiend like the six o clock news he has the sort of bland neutral voice that makes it impossible to hold the reader s interest even when he s detailing the most sensational scandals imaginable I never thought I d say this but he really makes me nostalgic for the passionate polemics of Dave Marsh who certainly was no geniusFrom the evidence compiled here Diana Ross is absolutely monstrous as a human being From the very early days she was cruel selfish and narcisstic willing to ruin anyone sife in order to get ahead and incapable of focusing on anything other than her own career Even as America ignited in the Sixties her own outlook remained unbelievably shallow and self centered J Randy shows us all of this in excruciating detail but without ever moralizing or even expressing shock Great facts great research Voice of Conscience lousy writing In 1982 a friend and I had the chance to catch Diana Ross in action as shehttpsleaze factorblogspotcom201 What was I thinking when seeing the book in theibrary some profound disection of Ms Ross an in depth PROBE MY ASS (A Reluctant Doctor/Patient Anal Sex erotica story) look into herife well after many chapters of trashing Ms Ross it seems she was destined to be a Diva and no one in this world was going to stop her not even in the name of The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet and the White Wolf, love Did not realize she had several children not that it mattered I believe according to Taraborelli she chose herifedetermined that any focus would be on her and I believe it has its own rewards by no one wanting to be around you but hey she had a pretty good Marvins Room life never didike her singing voice Biased The author really seemed biased in his writing He was almost as far up Diana s behind as Berry Gordy He offered weak excuses for the horrible way she treated everyone Yes Diane was talented that you cannot deny but whose
To Say Flo Wouldsay Flo would have been as great if given the opportunity What BG and DR did to Florence is horrific I would been mad too if i were Flo Her not being happy and complaining about Bery Gordy being so obsessive is the karma she invited J Randy Taraborrelli has totally rewritten expanded and updated his 1989 bio CAL HER MISS ROSS to create what is now truly a definitive biography The new book boasts epic research including extensive interviews with Ross and virtually all the major people in her Roberto to the Dark Tower Came life his enviable first hand access began in the 1970s when he started an international fan club for the Supremes andater worked for Mary Wilson This time out there is background about the early Supremes years that yields a complex and fascinating tale of ambition ego insecurities and harsh showbiz realities Taraborrelli delves deeply into Ross s psyche allowing readers to fully appreciate her drive to escape Detroit and conuer the music world The book also benefits greatly from Taraborrelli s thoughtful analysis of conflicting viewpoints represented in
Published Memoirs By Rossmemoirs by Ross Berry Gordy and a slew of Motown performers It s to Taraborrelli s credit that he refuses to cast people as one dimensional heroes victims or villains This riveting page turner is actually a tribute to a woman who ha. Paralleled access J Randy Taraborrelli's insightful portrait surpasses previous biographies of Miss Ross First time revelations abound from the tough decisions Diana made while having Barry Gordy's baby to her run in with the police at Heathrow Airport to her triumphant recovery after a surprising drunk driving arrest Taraborrelli also explains in vivid detail the real reasons behind the break up of the Supremes and relates the exclusive facts behind her complex romance with the founder of Motown Delving deep into her personal history Tar.