Sing for Your Life Pdf




Sing for Your Life

Number of page: 320
Author: Daniel Bergner
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316300650
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times bestsellerA New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Book of the Year As seen on CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, and People MagazineA New York Times Book Review Editor’s ChoiceA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Library Journal Nonfiction Pick of SeptemberThe New York Times bestseller about a young black man’s journey from violence and despair to the threshold of stardom .

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About The Author

Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazineand the author of a novel, Moments of Favor, and four books of nonfiction: What Do Women Want?, The Other Side of Desire, In the Land of the Magic Soldiers, and God of the Rodeo. In the Land of Magic Soldiers received an Overseas Press Club Award for international reporting and a Lettre-Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage and was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. God of the Rodeo was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In addition to the New York Times Magazine, Daniel's writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Granta, Harper's, Mother Jones, Talk, and the New York Times Book Review, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times. His writing is included in The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction.

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  • A Google UserA Google User
    Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family In 2011, Ryan Speedo Green won a national competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Yet, as journalist Bergner (God of the Rodeo) points out in this gripping and inspiring mix of biography and cultural history, Green’s journey to international acclaim as an opera star was not an easy one. Raised in a home marred by domestic violence and his father’s abandonment of the family
  • froxgirlfroxgirl
    LibraryThing Review This is the remarkable story of Ryan Speedo Green’s rise from imprisonment in a juvenile detention center to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. Also contained within are meditations on how singing
  • Barbara HoffertBarbara Hoffert
    Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family Ryan Speedo Green had a hard upbringing, spending time in juvenile detention, but pulled his life together and was so floored by a performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera that he decided to become an opera singer. Now he strides the Met’s stage. Not just for opera fans.
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