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The Woman I Am
by Helen Reddy
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 May 1st 2006)
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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
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.
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?