Book Review: My Love Story by Tina Turner #BookReview #MyLoveStory #Memoir

My Love Story

By Tina Turner

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My thoughts on this book:

My Love Story by Tina Turner can be categorized as one of my favorite memoirs of 2019. I just finished it this week and I’m so happy I picked it up. I read it word for word from beginning to end and enjoyed every single minute of it.

Tina Turner has been a massive inspiration to me since I was a young child. I love everything about her, yet early on knew nothing about her past struggles. Thinking back to some of her earliest music videos on MTV, particularly one of my favorites, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, I fell in love with her voice, her style, her positivity, her fierceness–pretty much everything. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome became a favorite 80’s film; I thought her performance as Auntie Entity was fantastic. Her music and inspiration still remains a part of me today.

“And you know what I say to people who ask, “What do you do when all the odds are against you?” I say, “You keep going. You just don’t stop. No matter, if there’s one slap to the face, turn the other cheek. And the hurt you’re feeling? You can’t think about what’s being done to you now, or what has been done to you in the past. You just have to keep going.”

In this memoir, Tina Turner shares her recent history, beginning with her happy marriage to long-time boyfriend Erwin Bach in 2013. She also reflects on parts of her past: exposing times from her childhood in Nutbush, Tennessee as Anna May Bullock, the beginning of her career, her marriage to Ike Turner (including the abuse she endured), and how she finally got away and started creating her own music–on her own terms. She also writes about health problems she’s experienced (which I knew nothing about) and the friendships that she’s made over time. After watching the film What’s Love Got to Do with It when it first released, I was shocked with all that Tina had gone through. I appreciated that she shared her true thoughts regarding the movie in this book because I always wondered how accurate it was. Honestly, there’s so much more in this book! Some of her darkest times are revealed. Parts of it are incredibly sad, especially the ending which brought me to tears. After it all…how wonderful that Tina was able to find true love and then to experience her fairy tale wedding. It’s heartwarming.

I enjoyed the writing and organization of the book. Many pictures are shared in multiple sections (the vast majority I’d never seen). Once I started reading it, I simply didn’t want to put it down. This book is everything I wanted it to be.

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Music Monday: Mad Season “River of Deceit” #MusicMonday #AlternativeRock #MadSeason #Grunge

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Last week I shared:

Tool “Sober”

For this week, I’m bringing back a post from early 2017…

Mad Season

As a teen of the 90’s, grunge music became an escape. Some of my favorites included: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Screaming Trees, and Mad Season.

Mad Season formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994 by members of Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. They released only one album titled Above which became one of my favorite grunge albums of all time. Things started falling apart not long after due to Layne Staley’s problems with substance abuse. Even though they attempted to mend the group again, the band crashed following the death of bassist John Baker Saunders in 1999. Layne Staley died three years later of a drug overdose. Continue reading “Music Monday: Mad Season “River of Deceit” #MusicMonday #AlternativeRock #MadSeason #Grunge”

Music Monday: No Doubt “Simple Kind Of Life” #MusicMonday #Music

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Last week I shared Hole’s “Violet” and “Miss World”


-Today’s share-

No Doubt

“Simple Kind Of Life”

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Music Monday: Hole “Violet” and “Miss World” #MusicMonday #AlternativeRock #Music #RockMusic #CourtneyLove

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Last week I shared Chris Cornell’s new album release “When Bad Does Good.”


-Today’s share-

Hole

“Violet”

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Music Monday: Chris Cornell “When Bad Does Good” #MusicMonday #ChrisCornell #WhenBadDoesGood

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I thought I’d share one of the new release songs off Chris Cornell the new album. This album can be purchased in a boxed set which features 11 never released songs and also other from his solo career, Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, and Audioslave. It’s hard to believe it’s coming up on two years since Chris left. I love this song, but the video was a little difficult to watch. I like that the video features Chris Cornell’s son riding throughout Seattle, but it evoked sadness in me I haven’t felt for some time now. Let me know your thoughts on it.

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Music Monday: Anthrax “Black Lodge” 1993 #MusicMonday #Anthrax #Metal #Music #BlackLodge

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I hadn’t heard this song in so long, and when I heard it this weekend, it literally gave me all the feels. “Black Lodge” is a favorite Anthrax song from the album Sound of White Noise featuring John Bush as the lead singer. Continue reading “Music Monday: Anthrax “Black Lodge” 1993 #MusicMonday #Anthrax #Metal #Music #BlackLodge”

Music Monday: The Perry Como Christmas Album #MusicMonday #ChristmasSongs #Christmas #PerryComo

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I’m sharing Christmas music this month! Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Perry Como in my house. All my admiration for classic Christmas music stemmed from my grandparents who played Christmas records over the holidays as I was growing up. My grandfather would sing all the time. When listening to these records, it’s like they’re still here with me. Continue reading “Music Monday: The Perry Como Christmas Album #MusicMonday #ChristmasSongs #Christmas #PerryComo”

Music Monday: Scott Weiland “Winter Wonderland” #MusicMonday #Christmas

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

It’s Christmastime again folks, and I’m so excited! I shared some Christmas tunes last year and I’ll do it again this month as well. This is my favorite time of year. I’ll admit, I was a little down this morning when WordPress informed me that they won’t be offering falling snow on our blogs this year. Ugh! Seriously? 😧😫😭 Not sure who made that decision, but phooey on them!

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So…

When Scott Weiland came out with a handful of classic Christmas songs, I was so excited. I couldn’t believe it and fell in love with the whole album. For those of you who aren’t sure who Scott Weiland is, he was the lead singer and lyricist of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, and a few other bands. He was also a solo artist. If you were listening to the radio a lot in the 90’s, you might still remember Stone Temple Pilot’s “Plush”, “Interstate Love Song”, or “Creep” which are still played today. Continue reading “Music Monday: Scott Weiland “Winter Wonderland” #MusicMonday #Christmas”

Music Monday: Red Hot Chili Peppers “I Could Have Lied” #MusicMonday

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Red Hot Chili Peppers

“I Could Have Lied”

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