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The Woman I Am

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 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 May 1st 2006)
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Goose
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
Janice
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.
Polly
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?
Sharon
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.
Lorena molieri
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.
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