Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me

Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business that s a category unto itself Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father s attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown s life set the stage for an uncommon childhood She got caught in the same trap as her mothBeing the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business that s a category unto itself Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father s attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown s life set the stage for an uncommon childhood She got caught in the same trap as her mother, doing things in her adult life and troubled marriage that, as a child, she d promised herself she d never do The struggles she went through, both as a child and as an adult, make for a gripping read and, in the end, a profound examination of the nature of celebrity, violence, and survival Though packed with celebrity appearances ranging from Michael Jackson to Al Sharpton, Cold Sweat ultimately focuses on an everyday issue faced by millions of women domestic violence and in this book Yamma faces it in an honest and powerfully moving way.
Cold Sweat My Father James Brown and Me Being the child of a global superstar is never easy but being the daughter of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business that s a category unto itself Like every little girl Yamma Brown wanted her fat

  • Title: Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me
  • Author: Yamma Brown Robin Gaby Fisher
  • ISBN: 9781883052850
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me”

    1. This is an excellent sensational memorial tribute to the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown (1933-2006) by his youngest daughter Dr. Yamma Brown (YB) with his second wife Deidre Jenkins (m. 1970-1981). Dr. Brown with Robin Gaby Fisher also reveal an unflinching, shocking, look at the effects of domestic abuse and violence, raising awareness of its devastating effects on marriage and family life; the cycle too often repeated from one generation to the next.There is no doubt of the tremendous influen [...]

    2. Wonderfully open, honest and informative. Nonstop reading. Gives an up-close and very personal journey into the life of James Brown. Very good read! Couldn't put it downThis book is a must-read for fans of the Godfather of Soul

    3. Following up on my current read of all things James Brown is the new book written by his daughter Yamma Brown.

    4. Brave, honest memoir by the daughter of James Brown the iconic, superstar singer. I have read several books about the issue of domestic violence by the people who suffered through it. This book is straight- forward and does not lie about the problem. People who grow up seeing one parent abuse the other parent, invariably have troubles in their own relationships. Yamma Brown is no exception to that fact. In a pattern followed by many girls who witnessed their mothers being beaten by their fathers [...]

    5. I read this to get some insight into how a battered wife thinks. There was a story of the abuse, lightly covered, but not a lot of insight. The insight that was provided was probably unintentional - her description of her dad's other wives (versus her mom) is natural, but said a lot in terms of how a man can be supported in a decision to abuse women.

    6. I would have never guess she had a PhD with the way this was written. Did she not have to write a dissertation?

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