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Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of 'Mama' Cass Elliot Hardcover – 4 Mar 2005


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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson; First Edition, First Impression edition (4 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0283073314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0283073311
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 370,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A heartbreaking, myth shattering biography, a fantastic read. Fiegel's fine, all-emcompassing tome restores much of the great woman's dignity -- Mojo

'Difficult to put down, this is a respectful and compelling biography of a larger-than-life character.' -- Daily Express

'Does Elliot a service...in reinstating her as an outsize feminist icon.' -- Guardian Guide.

'Fiegel's fine, all-encompassing tome restores much of the great woman's dignity.' -- Mojo

About the Author

Eddi Fiegel is a music journalist who writes for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Mojo and Uncut. She is the author of John Barry: A Sixties Theme.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amy L. Jennaro on 9 Mar 2005
Format: Hardcover
I just finished this book last night and, having been a fan of Cass for years, I have to say this book contained the most comprehensive glimpse of Cass I have received so far. Some of the passages made me laugh, particularly when the author talked about Cass' sense of humor and fun, but there were also a lot of passages that showed how tough and resilient she really was when faced with so much prejudice and criticism. But after finishing this book I have to say that I'm even more a fan of Cass than before and that says something about how good this book really is.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jun 2005
Format: Hardcover
There can't be many people who don't know the words to classics like "Monday Monday" or "California Dreaming".As young child in the 60's I knew all the lyrics too and was fascinated by the lady who helped sing them.
This is an excellent book and tells the story of a girl who wanted to be loved,who had so much to love to give and so many songs to sing.
By turns funny and extremely sad- if all you know of Mama Cass are the lyrics to those sun drenched songs then read this biography and you'll see behind those California smiles.Thanks Eddi for making us remember such a wonderful person.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Felicia Davis-burden VINE VOICE on 4 Mar 2005
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How little we've known about Cass - hearing that heavenly voice is always refreshing, and when we watch the Mamas & Papas swinging their way through their set at Monterey we witness Cass's witty audience patter and confident stage presence. Now we read about the painful battle she fought with her weight and all the prejudice from every direction. She had to be tough, bright, talented and funny to deal with it all and become one of the best loved stars of the sixties. This is a revelatory book - written with great respect for the woman without glossing over the sadness which ran through her life. And, most importantly, it makes me want to hear Cass's recordings with and without her bandmates. God bless you Cass, you'll always be singing - it's getting better....
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Felicia Davis-burden VINE VOICE on 7 Mar 2005
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We all remember Cass Elliot as an enormous woman with a simply beautiful voice, but now we learn about the troubled personality behind the lustrous sound, sunshine songs and extraordinary wardrobe. This book illuminates Cass's colourful and often sad history - well written and detailed. Most importantly, it has made me want to buy a Mamas and Papas compilation in order to listen closer to the legendary Cass. An amazing lady.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. A. Boultby on 1 April 2005
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well this book is well worth reading and deserves an award. it tells the facts of the great late sings life like they actually were for her digging deep in to her home life and the kind of person she was underneath all the stardom. also it tell of the mistery surrounding cass's death and how rumours had started and escalated. also one wonders what happened to george caldwell and why he has never been found he must have a consience if he is still alive now to make contact with cass's family to ease the puzzle. well worth reading and hopefully someone may use snippets in a movie if one ever gets made
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