Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: The Official Autobiography (2020)

Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: The Official Autobiography Édith Piaf Jean Cocteau Peter Trewartha Andree Masoin de Virton Edith Piaf The Wheel of Fortune The Official Autobiography Edith Piaf s life is almost as famous as her work From her birth which she liked to tell people was in the Parisian streets her mother shielded by two gendarmes to her death when her husband allegedl
  • Title: Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: The Official Autobiography
  • Author: Édith Piaf Jean Cocteau Peter Trewartha Andree Masoin de Virton
  • ISBN: 9780720612288
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: The Official Autobiography Édith Piaf Jean Cocteau Peter Trewartha Andree Masoin de Virton Edith Piaf s life is almost as famous as her work From her birth which she liked to tell people was in the Parisian streets, her mother shielded by two gendarmes to her death when her husband allegedly drove her corpse from the Cannes hospital where she died to her flat, lest her fans think that she had abandoned Paris her life story was a rags to riches tale like noEdith Piaf s life is almost as famous as her work From her birth which she liked to tell people was in the Parisian streets, her mother shielded by two gendarmes to her death when her husband allegedly drove her corpse from the Cannes hospital where she died to her flat, lest her fans think that she had abandoned Paris her life story was a rags to riches tale like no other A street singer discovered by the nightclub owner who gave her the stage name Piaf Sparrow , she rose to become a national heroine Friends with Charlie Chaplin, Dwight D Eisenhower, Jean Cocteau, Maurice Chevalier, and Marlene Dietrich, she was also at various times chief suspect for the murder of her mentor, an alcoholic and a drug addict But she always seemed to embody, and still does, something of the spirit of Paris Following her death in 1963, 40,000 people descended on Pere Lachaise Cemetery for her funeral, and, 40 years on, millions remain fans of her music.
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One thought on “Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: The Official Autobiography

  1. Helen

    I was brought up on artists like Piaf, and have long thought she had an amazing voice It seems that it is one that people tend to either love or hate I dressed as Piaf for a French evening event at college Knowing my interest, someone bought me a copy of the dvd La Vie en Rose based on her life, but it sat in my drawer for ages waiting for me to get round to it I did a few weeks ago I hadn t realised it was in French my French is VERY rusty but subtitles made it watchable I was left unsatisfied [...]

  2. Anna

    Listening to the voice of Edith Piaf while reading this book in her songs and in every line, every word of her memoirs I felt, that every story becomes alive, visible I imagined the cabarets and the Paris streets, stages in prison camps and US music halls, where she sang and it does no matter, that the book seems to be a puzzle of short stories from one person s life, but it does matter, that you can feel through every word, what could make Edith happy, what a great personality she was.

  3. Sarah

    This book was a walk of nostaligia fitting to Piaf s friends, family and fans who grew with her career and music Not knowing much about her, and craving drama and controversy similar to that of the film based on her life Le Vie En Rose I found the book to be bland She discusses only the happier events of her life, which is understandable and perhaps the translation is poor I am awaiting another biography about Piaf to become available at my local library I have it on reserve Overall, it was okay [...]

  4. Bridget

    It s rare to find an utterly honest autobiography and sadly this is also the case here I actually tend not to read autobiographies as people never paint themselves in an honest light In the Wheel of Fortune, Piaf goes to great lengths to describe everything that is wonderful about her and her life leaving out a lot of the negative essence a lot of her life If you love this woman s unique voice, let her music do the talking and steer clear of this autobiography.

  5. Jim Butcher

    Piaf presents her story in heroic fashion She shares her indomitable spirit You have to guess where reality merges into a little fantasy Not one iota of self pity, despite the illness and drugs through her life these are barely mentioned A true dreamer and romantic, and a unique talent I suspect this is as close as you get to Piaff, not factually, but in spirit.

  6. Frances

    It is the first autobiography I have ever read, and it was amazing Madame Piaf lived a life and not just an existence The words, Live and not vegetate will remain with me as well as many other words of wisdom that she has shared in her autobiography.

  7. Dani

    It was ok Saw La Vie en Rose and was very curious about Piaf s life Didn t really like this book thought there was alot that was skipped over.

  8. Carmel

    I was disappointed that the focus was on her career I would have liked to have read about her early life, her emotional life and relationships.

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