(Piaf by Simone Berteaut) EBOOK/PDF ☆ Simone Berteaut

God but she was a wonderfully crazy person I found the "book in a bookstall somewhere before I even realized who Edith " in a bookstall somewhere before I even realized who Edith really was and my copy has been lost over the years But it introduced me to a woman who is for me the symbol of France A biography so beautiful and loving that it reads like a eulogy This book makes you feel as though you are walking through Paris right alongside the tornado that was Edith Piaf In the same league like Lady sings the blues read engrossing probably embellished tale of artistic life that appealed a lot to me in my younger days but struck somewhat differently chord today Berteaut claims to have been Piaf s half sister documents tell different story but no matter who she was apparently she knew Piaf from earliest days so she does have a tale to tell Author basically lived parasitic life next to her successful sibling and trough the book constantly paints herself as an innocent accomplice in frenetic party marathons that cost Piaf money health and ultimately life Everything that made Piaf into a passionate artist she was on a records and stages made her also uite a difficult person to be with it does not diminish my enjoyment in her music but makes me slightly uncomfortable with the fact how rown up I became For one thingI don t think that roaming the streets barefoot and hungry is romantic any Strange how we change and see things from a completely different perspective later its one of the reasons The true tumultuous see things from a completely different perspective later its one of the reasons The true tumultuous of Edith Piaf the Parisian waif who entertained France and the world with her songs her loves her. Piaf by Simone Berteaut

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Ove affairs and tragedies than you can count on hands "feet balanced out by outrageous fortune and success and a dont " balanced by outrageous fortune and success and a dont a damn attitude and determination Edith Piaf is well worth etting to know in song and character Sincere beautiful recollection by person who knew her well Her life was so sad it was almost too beautiful to be true Highly recommended This particular biography is written by Simone Edith Piaf s best friend and half sister They were very close for most of Edith s life suffering occasional falling outs which never lasted forever The book seems a lot longer than it needs to be mostly because the description of Edith Piaf s love life was so repetitive that it could have been boiled down to one chapter Piaf sueezed a lot of living into a very short number of years She is described as a fiery passionate person determined to live every single waking second to the fullest even when that meant doing things that ultimately cut her life short booze drugs etcAlthough her addictions were sad and possibly even tragic I didn t feel pity for Piaf after reading this book She lived her life on her terms and didn t feel much pity for herself She was a strong lady even when her body was weak I find that admirable My hairdresser had movie night with me a physicist a mild agoraphobic and a massage therapist We watched the movie about Edith Piaf which really is oe of and a massage therapist We watched the movie about Edith Piaf which really is oe of most depressing movies ever But fascinating Had to read the book. In the streets suares cafés and military camps while living in a succession of cheap sualid hotels during Piaf's early yea. ,

Hy I love to re read old books again This is a well "Researched Book On The " book on the and times of Piaf who was researched book on the life and times of Piaf who was iant in French singing culture and later in her career became internationally known and appreciated This book follows the turbulent early life of Piaf who was never able to shake off that sense of insecurity and mental unrest dating back to her difficult childhood As a singer she was very demanding of herself and her entourage often forcing them to rehearse through the night Piaf had a Rock Roll lifestyle many through the night Piaf had a Rock Roll lifestyle many before it existed She was drug dependent a heavy drinker and had a string of lovers who were each devoted to her This book is a must read for anybody looking for a fascinating memoir of a Parisian chanteuse who was and is widely respected for her massive contribution to French song I have always loved Edith Piaf s amazing voice An aunt of mine recently died and I was Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story given Simone Berteaut s biography of Edith from her estate It is a 1969 hardbook 1st edition and a little dog eared but from the first page I was hooked You would not have to be a fan of Edith s to enjoy this riveting biography so lovingly and honestly told Just like being there alongside M Piaf Especially the start on the streets through rough poverty through France in the 20s and 30s through adventures colored by seedy streets and alcohol smoky cafe and bistros through all hours of the night with the colorful characters of the cabaret set Countless Scandals herself Written by Simone Beteaut Edith Piaf's half sister and lifelong partner in mischief when they sang for tips.