The singer k.d. lang manipulates her public image and breaks rules of sexuality and traditional country music. This is the story Kathy Dawn Lang's rise from her childhood on the Canadian Prairies.
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From the rolling wheat fields of Southern Alberta to the glitz and glam of Hollywood, from the days when she was destined to become an Olympic athlete to the moment she became the first openly lesbian artist to win an American Music Award, 'k. d. lang: All You Get Is Me' traces k. d.'s path from college drop-out to pop superstar. Exhaustively researched and compellingly narrated, this is the story of Kathy Dawn Lang's meteoric rise: how her seemingly perfect childhood was shattered when her father walked out on the family; how she stumbled accidentally into country music; her work with Roy Orbison, Owen Bradley, Anne Murray and filmmaker Percy Adlon; and the night the most important man in her life, her friend, mentor and soul-mate, Drifter, died in a bar-room brawl.
Uncovering k. d.'s deepest emotions, from a commitment to animal rights that threatened to ruin her career to her coming to terms with a sexuality that made her an unwitting poster girl for the lesbian and gay community, 'k. d. lang' is the definitive biography.
"Elvis is alive, and is she ever beautiful"
"Once in a while, someone comes along who refuses to be stuffed into the accepted pigeon-hole, who defies the limits of category, and who takes a popular form and stretches it beyond what was thought possible. Usually you can't get away with this unless you are very, very good. k. d. lang is very very good"
"k. d. lang is the type of politically radical vegetarian lesbian defender of wildlife you'd want to bring home to your mother"
NEW YORK TIMES
"Will delight lang's legions of fans"
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1093237
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002140650
Book Description HARPERCOLLINS. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0006382401I3N00
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. k. d. Lang: All You Get Is Me This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006382409
Book Description HarperCollins 10/10/1994, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780006382409
Book Description HarperCollins 10/10/1994, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006382409
Book Description HarperCollins, Hammersmith, 1994. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. A Very Good copy of a biography of k. d. lang which "[w]ill delight lang's legions of fans---Kirkus Reviews." Cover photograph by George Whiteside has a headshot of k.d., alost in profile, as she looks away from the camera. Wear to cover. Faint creasing from top to middle on front cover. Wrinkle down the spine. Wear to edging of back cover. 317 pages. 16 pages of illustrations between pages 128 & 129. Text is clean with no markings. Contents:"Acknowledgments; Introduction; Dreaming; Drifters; Priorities; When Toronto Says You Are, You Are; Attitudes; Music City, U.S.A.; The House of the Spirit; Here's Looking at You; Plantation Radio; Steers, Beers, and Queers; D.I.V.O.R.C.E.; Saturn Returns; Rain; Tell Me a Secret; We Could Be Heroes; What's Love Got to Do with It?; Olive Oil, Creativity, and Love; Discography; Index."From back cover:".k.d. lang: All You Get Is Me traces k.d.'s path from college drop-out to pop superstar. Exhaustively researched and compellingly narrated, this is the story of Kathy Dawn Lang's meteoric rise." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000692
Book Description HarperCollins, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. In VERY GOOD general condition, with some signs of previous use. Dispatched from the UK daily Another Croaking bargain from the Frog !!!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001262431
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004551769