The paperback edition of David Bret's portrait of the international sensation, which is centered around important interviews with Piaf's friends, lovers, colleagues, and songwriters. For the first time, Bret is in a position to reveal material that was too controversial to publish while the interviewees were alive. This book will mean a significant revision to the Piaf myth.
About the Author
French-born David Bret is a leading authority on the French music-hall, and has written books on the subject, besides bestselling biographies of many of the world's greatest show business icons. His range of subjects has been wide--from Gable to Garbo, from Dietrich to Mario Lanza, by way of operatic diva Maria Callas, rock legends Freddie Mercury and Morrissey, screen immortals Rock Hudson and Joan Crawford, British stalwarts George Formby and Gracie Fields, and gay porn icon Joey Stefano.