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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The Woman I Am is an incredibly inspiring autobiography by Helen Reddy, the woman who made "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" a household phrase. With her song "I Am Woman," Reddy provided the feminist anthem of the 1970s. She became the first Australian to win a Grammy, to have her own prime-time variety show on a U.S. television network, and to have three number-one singles in t ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by TarcherPerigee (first published January 1st 2005)
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3.5 Stars

I had no intention of reading this book. I didn't even know Helen Reddy wrote a book. But growing bored with the novel I am STILL reading, I turned to see what was new on Netflix and I Am Woman caught my eye and interest which ultimately led me back in search of a novel.

The movie was pretty good with a great ending in Washington D.C. and the book jumps around in the telling with a great deal of content about her parents, but I learned a lot about this brave, formidable woman Helen Reddy

Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story of her life

I loved the story of Helen Reddy’s life but it didn’t flow as quickly and I would have wanted (not her actual life, of course, just the way it was written). There were a lot of tangents that I just wasn’t interested in but that’s the downside to biographies I guess.
Lisa  Carlson
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lisa by: Director Unjoon Moon
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Australian, Grammy award winner, singer/songwriter Helen Reddy published her memoir, The Woman I Am, 14 years ago. I was pleasantly reminded and reconnected to the power of her music by the recent trailer for the movie "I Am Woman" which will be released in Australia in May and hopefully, soon in the United States. The director of the movie, UnJoon Moon, is equally as impressive in her passion and desire to get the spirit of Helen Reddy right after meeting her six years ago. I stumbled upon Redd ...more
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Jul 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i was fortunate to have met and go to one of her author listenings. i was very moved by her, i was eager to read her thoughts... i was not disapointed.
Jan 15, 2011 rated it liked it
I was excited to learn that Helen Reddy had written a memoir. The Woman I Am gives Reddy's family history along with her own personal history and thoughts. I enjoyed reading about her early family life with her parents, favorite aunt, and grandmother. Not knowing a lot of Australian history, I was also interested in some of her geneology and how she went about looking into her family's past. I couldn't believe how hard Reddy worked even when she had a string of top singles. Truly an inspiring re ...more
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Very interesting! From her childhood years, family history, and performing years to her interest in genealogy and belief in reincarnation, her writing is clear and interesting. I listened to her music as a teenager (and since), but I'm glad to know more about her now from this book.
Jul 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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I'd backed off of this book because I'd read that Helen Reddy came off really odd in it. Well, not true. Unique, original, deep, but not odd. I liked it, but then again maybe it's because I believe in many of the same things that she does. Oh wait, does that make me weird too?
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting woman. I grew up listening to her music so I wanted to know more about her as a person. Strong, intelligent and certainly an individual in the best sense of the word.
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Helen Maxine Reddy was an Australian singer, actress, and activist who held dual Australian and American citizenship. Born in Melbourne, Victoria, to a show-business family, Reddy started her career as an entertainer at age four. - Wikipedia

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