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by Laura Love

eBook You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes: A Memoir epub
  • ISBN: 1401300111
  • Author: Laura Love
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Books (August 4, 2004)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1106 kb
  • FB2 size 1579 kb
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Laura Love has an uncanny knack for getting an audience to listen. Despite the odds, Love survived, thanks ultimately to her enormous will

Laura Love has an uncanny knack for getting an audience to listen. Today she is beloved by fans around the world for her funk-folksy music. But Love's life wasn't always so good. Growing up in racially troubled Nebraska, Love survived a miserable childhood, shuffling among a mentally unstable mother, foster homes, and orphanages. Despite the odds, Love survived, thanks Laura Love has an uncanny knack for getting an audience to listen. Despite the odds, Love survived, thanks ultimately to her enormous will. You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes is Love's wrenching, shocking, yet hopeful story of the survival of a deeply rooted, but broadly cultured woman.

On You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes (taken from a memoir of the same name), folksinger Laura Love picks and strums one rather witty and solid folk tune after another, although her vocals never quite waver from a childlike innocence. Good Enough" is such an example, with just a pinch of additional guitar accenting the rather straightforward yet inviting tune. She lets loose halfway through before returning to a hushed Victoria Williams-esque whisper

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Provided to YouTube by Entertainment One Distribution US. You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes. Released on: 2004-07-27.

Laura Love has an uncanny knack for getting an audience to listen.

thor Laura Love Courtesy LauraLove. Almost all of the songs on the You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes CD were composed at the same time she wrote her memoir. Bio, Discography and More at LauraLove. The book reveals Love's often shocking struggle against adversity - her mother's mental illness, the family's deep poverty, her stays in foster homes and other setbacks. But instead of hitting back, Love's words and music recall the gratitude, joy and sense of humor that characterize her outlook on life.

Love’s debut memoir constitutes a remarkable testimony to the role humor and character . She is even grateful to Winni for instilling in her a love of music and books.

Love’s debut memoir constitutes a remarkable testimony to the role humor and character played in overcoming the setbacks and hurts of the author’s childhood. As she notes in the prologue, Love and elder sister Lisa grew up in the midst of chaos, but despite the racism of 1960s Nebraska, their mother’s recurring mental illness, and their chronic poverty, the girls somehow found humor and hope in the strangest places. Winni, a single parent, told her daughters that their father was dead. When Laura was three, Winni was hospitalized, and the sisters were put in a Children’s Home.

Laura Love is an acclaimed African American singer/songwriter who has released twelve CDs since 1990 and has toured internationally over the past twenty-five years

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Laura Love is an acclaimed African American singer/songwriter who has released twelve CDs since 1990 and has toured internationally over the past twenty-five years. She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, in a chaotic household with her sister and an unstable mother. Eventually, she fled to Seattle, where she built an independent music career, catching the attention of industry giant Universal Records.

Are you sure you want to remove YOU AIN'T GOT NO EASTER CLOTHES from your list? . Published August 4, 2004 by Hyperion There's no description for this book yet.

Are you sure you want to remove YOU AIN'T GOT NO EASTER CLOTHES from your list? You ain't got no easter clothes. Published August 4, 2004 by Hyperion.

Laura Love has an uncanny knack for getting an audience to listen. Today she is beloved by fans around the world for her funk-folksy music. But Love's life wasn't always so good. Growing up in racially troubled Nebraska, Love survived a miserable childhood, shuffling among a mentally unstable mother, foster homes, and orphanages. Despite the odds, Love survived, thanks ultimately to her enormous will. You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes is Love's wrenching, shocking, yet hopeful story of the survival of a deeply rooted, but broadly cultured woman.
Comments: (6)
Cia
Gotta respect that opening. The writing is crisp, direct, and once I managed the cringing, clandestinely realizing how much Laura seemed to be picking up from her mother, the humor burgeoned, mellowing an otherwise harrowing account of a marred childhood.

Many times, however, I found myself wishing Laura didn't feel about her race the way she did. But then what could I expect from a child who experienced all she did. On this point I must commend the author, for clearly addressing one question; "why a mother would want to take her life, and the lives of her children?"

Glaciers' of soul is written all over this memoir. Anyone can sing a song, but not everyone can synthesize sullen stanzas and create as much harmony as in, 'You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes.' ...And that ending... that ending is to savor. C-bass tenor to my ears. "...She did the best she could with what she had to work with." - Loved it.
Vizuru
A must read. This book is billed as a memoir of a Girl growing up Black in Nebraska in the 60's and 70's with a Mentally Ill mother. I shared none of those experiences but read the book as a fan of her music (a very small part of the story as told in the book). The book has a spoiler since I knew she would survive to become the singer. It is not all that obvious through most of the book that she would. Laura Love is known today as a spokesperson for Liberal causes and a champion of people in need of a little help. The book records a life that would have defeated most people but somehow made her stronger. Conservatives won't believe it. Racists of any color won't like it. Others should love it. Warning: There are two surprises near the end. If you read the first 3/4 of this one and put it down, you'll miss the point of the book.
Araath
I love a good memoir, and this book is among my favorites. The story of Laura Love and her sister Lisa is one I won't soon forget. Held hostage by a mentally unstable mother, the girls learn to tolerate a childhood of extreme poverty and insanity. The author has such a way with words, you feel as if you know her. With parts so emotionally overwhelming; I literally burst out into uncontrollable laughter, for lack of more appropriate emotions. A must read for all women or all races. A breathtaking glimpse into hell.
Nidora
I loved this book; it was moving and written with an elegant grace, despite its dark content. It's difficult to write about mental illness with humor and charm, but Laura Love succeeds here where many others have failed. Excellent.
Zugar
This book was like nothing I had read before. When I first picked it up I thought that I wouldn't be interested in it, however, once I started reading I couldn't stop. The things that happened to these little girls just breaks my heart and I had to know where their lives ended up.
Gold as Heart
I've always found Laura Love's music and song lyrics to be thoughtful and profound, so it was no surprise to find this was a shocking but gripping true story. Frankly, I couldn't stop reading until finished and wished she had written more.

It's not a story for the fainthearted reader, because she tells all - warts and all. It's amazing that a woman could live through these experiences, yet end up with such a warm and compassionate sense of self! I also found it interesting to read about the times of Bobby Kennedy's assassination, the effects of race riots, and so many memories of the `60s and `70s from her perspective. Truly enjoyed the baby boomer nostalgia type memories. I would highly recommend this memoir!
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