A Lifetime To Get Here

Diana Ross: The American Dreamgirl

by Thomas Adrahtas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/30/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9781425971397
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 404
ISBN : 9781425971403

About the Book

This unauthorized biography of entertainment legend Diana Ross strives to give a balanced account of her life and career while giving her the historical due that seems to have escaped her previously. Captured in vivid detail are her groundbreaking performances leading the Supremes, the renowned concert in Central Park amidst a raging thunderstorm, and the peaks and valleys of the more than 40 years of her ongoing stage, studio, and screen career.

The book steers clear of dry biography, in that it is interspersed with entertaining essays that capture the effect her life and career have had on fans throughout the years.

This book is a must-read for anyone with an appreciation for popular culture over the last half century.

About the Author

This is Tom Adrahtas's second book, following up his well-reviewed biography of hockey goalie Glenn Hall, Glenn Hall, The Man They Call Mr. Goalie.

A lifelong Motown fan, Adrahtas was moved to write the book after seeing portrayals of Diana Ross that served to accentuate the sensational and negative, at a steep cost to her public perception.

"I don't think anyone has captured what Diana Ross has really meant in the world of entertainment historically," he contends. "I believe that its time she's received her due."

Adrahtas, 50, lives in the Chicago suburbs.