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With Billie

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With Billie by Julia Blackburn
Paperback $16.95
Apr 11, 2006 | ISBN 9780375705809

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Praise

“Nowhere else is the context of her life so vividly captured.” —Toni Morrison

"With Billie paints a sympathetic and incisive portrait of the profoundly gifted, charismatic singer known as Lady Day.”—Francine Prose, O Magazine

“Blackburn nicely evokes the players around HolidayÉ. Their often self-serving stories are fascinating for their ordinariness.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Essential reading for those who are curious about the woman behind the voice.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A marvelous web of characters and tales, full of vigor and color, in which Billie Holiday emerges in all her independent, awkward, variegated glory. . . . Moving, revealing and quite unforgettable.”—The Economist

“This addition to the tide of Billie Holiday books is extremely welcome. Nowhere else is the context of her life and work so vividly captured.”
—Toni Morrison

"At last, a portrait of the artist and person called Billie Holiday. This extraordinary book completes her story."
—Mike Figgis

“Billie Holiday was — and is — a singer who stays in the mind of everyone who heard her.  Like all jazz musicians, she sang about who she was at the moment and during all that preceded that moment.  Julia Blackburn’s With Billie tells Billie’s own stories of that life and this book becomes part of the music.”
—Nat Hentoff

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