Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir

3.5 avg rating
( 226 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780062088642: Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir

For over fifty years, Kenny Rogers has known when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em, and when to run. From his career-launching string of hits with First Edition to his wildly successful partnership with Dolly Parton, this writer and performer earned a place among Nashville's most accomplished and beloved artists, and has helped shaped music around the world. Now for the first time, this living legend shares the story of his incredible rise to fame, including the highs, lows, and how he's kept going through the most tumultuous times. Rogers' shares the influences that have shaped him, including his deep faith and his adherence to hard work. Here, too, are the artists who have enriched his life, from Elivs Presely to Dolly Parton to Ray Charles. Rogers' offers a candid and eye-opening look at the world of country music, showing how mainstream success led to crossover partnerships that pushed his musical boundaries, and ultimately forced him to go against the trends of the Nashville establishment. With behind the scenes tales from the road, the secrets behind his biggest hits, and never-before-told personal vignettes, this moving memoir reveals how Rogers' life defines an era in music history that is rapidly fading, a time when country music wasn't just a brand but a way of life.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

A living legend of Country Music and a worldwide music icon, superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a fascinating five decades in show business, and he tells the full story of his remarkable life and career in Luck or Something Like It. From his days with hit group The First Edition to his sterling solo work, the artist who "knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em" knows how to tell a captivating life story as well–bringing a golden era of Country Music to life as he recounts his remarkable rise to the top of the charts. An honest, moving, eye-opening view of a musician's life on the road, Luck or Something Like It is the definitive music memoir–a backstage pass to fifty years of performing and recording presented by the one and only Kenny Rogers, one of the bestselling artists ever.

Review:

“Rogers is an exquisite storyteller, able to get across a range of ideas and emotions in songs like ‘Lucille’ and ‘The Gambler.’ That breezy, conversational tone comes across on the page.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“In his aw-shucks, sit-down-and-listen-for-a-spell memoir.... he reminisces in never-before-told stories…Rogers gracefully recalls the ups and downs on his wild ride to fame.” (BookPage)

“Engagingly honest.” (Toronto Star)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW000Q9T

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.82
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800620886420000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062088645

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.83
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 18930167-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.13
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
Published by HarperLuxe
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 11
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0062088645 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 14386250

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. large type edition. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For more than half a century, living legend Kenny Rogers has recorded some of the most beloved music in America and around the world, creating a sound both wholly original and instantly recognizable. Now, in his first-ever memoir, this rare talent divulges the struggles of his long road to success and how, through it all, he s stayed true to his values as a performer and a person. Recounting the journey from his early years to today, Kenny charts breakout hits, disappointing misses, and the periods of soul-searching that have led him to reinvent his sound countless times and experiment with everything from gospel to country to RB. Along the way, he tells stories that have since become legend, as Kenny recalls the making of his classic songs and shares the stories behind his most important friendships with stars like Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, of course, Dolly Parton. Staring across the decades, Kenny writes a story seemingly straight from one of his songs, resulting in a rollicking ride through fifty years of music history. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062088642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. large type edition. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. For more than half a century, living legend Kenny Rogers has recorded some of the most beloved music in America and around the world, creating a sound both wholly original and instantly recognizable. Now, in his first-ever memoir, this rare talent divulges the struggles of his long road to success and how, through it all, he s stayed true to his values as a performer and a person. Recounting the journey from his early years to today, Kenny charts breakout hits, disappointing misses, and the periods of soul-searching that have led him to reinvent his sound countless times and experiment with everything from gospel to country to RB. Along the way, he tells stories that have since become legend, as Kenny recalls the making of his classic songs and shares the stories behind his most important friendships with stars like Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, of course, Dolly Parton. Staring across the decades, Kenny writes a story seemingly straight from one of his songs, resulting in a rollicking ride through fifty years of music history. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062088642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. New. This item is new unopened, never used and still in its original manufacturer condition. Tracking number will be provided to you so that you may track your order (for all USA orders). Bookseller Inventory # 9065885

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir (large type edition), Kenny Rogers. Bookseller Inventory # B9780062088642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Rogers, Kenny, Jr.
Published by HarperLuxe (2012)
ISBN 10: 0062088645 ISBN 13: 9780062088642
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # BKTY9780062088642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.22
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book