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Don't Block the Blessings

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From lead singer with the Blue Belles in the '60s to Grammy Award winner in the '90s, the enduring career of Patti LaBelle is one for the books. In Don't Block the Blessings, Patti reveals the exciting story of her rise to fame, describes how she overcame serious career setbacks, and writes frankly about her own personal tragedies.
Hardcover, 305 pages
Published October 4th 1996 by Riverhead Hardcover
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justanya
Nov 03, 2015 justanya rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a book that will make you Laugh out loud until tears stream down your face, cry like you lost your best friend and regret reaching the conclusion of the tale... Patti's Don't Block the Blessings delivers in spades. I have read this book from cover to cover 4 times and with each reading I still close the book caught up in the awe that is Patti LaBelle. I don't want to give the book away so I'll vaguely tell you it dishes on the rise and fall of Patti LaBelle and the ...more
RYCJ
Apr 26, 2013 RYCJ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-keepers
This memoir here is the perfect example of a personal story that inspires. Yes, there’s the pain, the tears, and hardships, but not without a fight, straddling alongside deep reflective anecdotes, and many, many laughs to wade through the tough spots.

I guess it shouldn’t have been a hard guess, wondering what was behind a woman with as big and powerful of a singing voice. In short, I loved, loved this memoir! Highly Recommended.
Kim C-B
Aug 02, 2008 Kim C-B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though I am not a fan of her music. I found the book very interesting.
Darchelle
May 14, 2008 Darchelle rated it really liked it
So often we ask God to help us through the trials in our life, then we impatiently step out there and handle things ourselves instead of letting HIM take care of it for us. It is a celebration of successes and disapointments told in only the way Ms. Patti can.
Dennis
Sep 06, 2012 Dennis rated it it was amazing
bought this book when it came out in hardback, read it in three days. learned alot about her life and life in general i recommend this book to "fans" of patti's or not. It was great, I have read it twice.
R. Mark
Mar 05, 2008 R. Mark rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge Patti LaBelle fan, but this novel told me nothing new. There no real revelations. I would just pass on this and grab one of her cd's.
Angela
Mar 15, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
I enjoyed her telling of her life and was shocked to hear about some of the things she suffered and by whom.
Jewell Moore
Aug 18, 2013 Jewell Moore rated it it was amazing
I did this book back in 2006 with a book club. Amazing how much the stars had to go through to stay in the light. Good read and funny. And Patti you made it past 50 & 60.
Winter Sophia Rose
Sep 15, 2014 Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing
A Praiseworthy Memoir! Excellent Read!
Sonya
Jun 18, 2008 Sonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very good book
Ruby B
Mar 03, 2012 Ruby B rated it really liked it
It was a great insight into Patty. A great read!
Cara
Nov 18, 2011 Cara marked it as to-read
recommended by The Joy of Doing things badly
Amy Taylor
May 28, 2008 Amy Taylor rated it it was amazing
I cried the whole time I read this book. Very inspirational autobiography.
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Patti LaBelle is an American singer and actress. She fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, which received minor success on the pop charts in the 1960s, and Labelle, which received acclaim and a mainstream breakthrough in 1974 with their song "Lady Marmalade". She went on to have a solo recording career, earning another U.S. #1 single in 1986 with "On My Own", a duet with Michael ...more
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