Little Girl Blue The Life of Karen Carpenter

Little Girl Blue  The Life of Karen Carpenter
Author : Randy Schmidt
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2012-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9780857127693
ISBN 13 : 0857127691
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Girl Blue The Life of Karen Carpenter Book Description:

Karen Carpenter was the instantly recognisable lead singer of the Carpenters. The top-selling American musical act of the 1970s, they delivered the love songs that defined a generation. Karen's velvety voice on a string of 16 consecutive Top 20 hits from 1970 to 1976 – including Close to You, We've Only Just Begun, Rainy Days and Mondays, Superstar, and Hurting Each Other – propelled the duo to worldwide stardom and record sales of over 100 million. Karen's musical career was short – only 13 years. During that time, the Carpenters released 10 studio albums, toured more than 200 days a year, taped five television specials, and won three Grammys and an American Music Award. But that's only part of Karen's story. As the world received news of her death at 32 years of age in 1983, she became the proverbial poster child for anorexia nervosa. Little Girl Blue is an intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Superstar. Based on exclusive interviews with nearly 100 friends and associates, including record producers, studio musicians, songwriters, television directors, photographers, radio personalities, classmates, childhood friends, neighbours, personal assistants, romantic interests, hairdressers, and housekeepers.'...thorough and affectionate biography of a singer who's been constantly undervalued by the music industry.' MOJO 'Schmidt cannot be faulted... carefully factual, sensitively pitched book.' The Word 'The first truly convincing account of her nightmarish story.' The Guardian

Little Girl Blue

Little Girl Blue
Author : Randy L. Schmidt
Publisher :
Total Pages : 351
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 1556529767
ISBN 13 : 9781556529764
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Girl Blue Book Description:

An intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Southern California superstar.

Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Why Karen Carpenter Matters
Author : Karen Tongson
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-11-02
ISBN 10 : 9780571369010
ISBN 13 : 0571369014
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Karen Carpenter Matters Book Description:

A PITCHFORK MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR A radical, literary and intimate insight into one of the twentieth century's most vital vocalists. 'Tongson serves up a number of astute observations about fantasy, projection, longing, normalcy, and aberrance.' MAGGIE NELSON 'Deftly weaves memoir, history, and cultural criticism to highlight the dynamic relationship between artists and listeners.' PITCHFORK In the '60s and '70s, America's music scene was marked by raucous excess, reflected in the tragic overdoses of young superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. At the same time, the uplifting harmonies and sunny lyrics that propelled Karen Carpenter and her brother, Richard, to international fame belied a different sort of tragedy - the underconsumption that led to Karen's death at age thirty-two from the effects of an eating disorder. In Why Karen Carpenter Matters, Karen Tongson (whose parents named her after the pop icon) interweaves the story of the singer's rise to fame in the 1960s and '70s with her own trans-Pacific journey between the Philippines - where imitations of American pop styles flourished - and Karen Carpenter's home ground of Southern California. Tongson reveals why the Carpenters' chart-topping, seemingly white-washed musical fantasies of 'normal love' have profound significance for her - as well as for other people of colour, LGBT+ communities, and anyone outside the mainstream culture usually associated with Karen Carpenter's legacy. This hybrid of memoir and biography excavates the destructive perfectionism at the root of the Carpenters' sound, while finding the beauty in the singer's all-too-brief life.

Yesterday Once More

Yesterday Once More
Author : Randy L. Schmidt
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2012-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781613744178
ISBN 13 : 161374417X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yesterday Once More Book Description:

With a string of number-one hits showcasing Karen Carpenter's warm and distinctive vocals and Richard Carpenter's sophisticated compositions and arrangements, the Carpenters were responsible for some of the most popular music of the 1970s, and this compendium collects more than 50 articles, interviews, essays, reviews, and reassessments that chronicle the lives and career of this brother-sister musical team. Writings from pop journalists and historians such as Daniel J. Levitin, John Tobler, Digby Diehl, Ray Coleman, Robert Hilburn, and Lester Bangs provide insight into the music and personalities of the duo who produced such timeless pop music. From serious musical analyses of the Carpenters' arrangements to lighter pieces in which Karen and Richard discuss dating, cars, and high school, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include nearly a dozen additional pieces, some of which have never been published.

Voices of Mental Health

Voices of Mental Health
Author : Martin Halliwell
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Total Pages : 338
Release : 2017-10-02
ISBN 10 : 9780813576794
ISBN 13 : 0813576792
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Mental Health Book Description:

This dynamic and richly layered account of mental health in the late twentieth century interweaves three important stories: the rising political prominence of mental health in the United States since 1970; the shifting medical diagnostics of mental health at a time when health activists, advocacy groups, and public figures were all speaking out about the needs and rights of patients; and the concept of voice in literature, film, memoir, journalism, and medical case study that connects the health experiences of individuals to shared stories. Together, these three dimensions bring into conversation a diverse cast of late-century writers, filmmakers, actors, physicians, politicians, policy-makers, and social critics. In doing so, Martin Halliwell’s Voices of Mental Health breaks new ground in deepening our understanding of the place, politics, and trajectory of mental health from the moon landing to the millennium.

Hearing Luxe Pop

Hearing Luxe Pop
Author : John Howland
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 394
Release : 2021-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9780520971646
ISBN 13 : 0520971647
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearing Luxe Pop Book Description:

Hearing Luxe Pop explores a deluxe-production aesthetic that has long thrived in American popular music, in which popular-music idioms are merged with lush string orchestrations and big-band instrumentation. John Howland presents an alternative music history that centers on shifts in timbre and sound through innovative uses of orchestration and arranging, traveling from symphonic jazz to the Great American Songbook, the teenage symphonies of Motown to the “countrypolitan” sound of Nashville, the sunshine pop of the Beach Boys to the blending of soul and funk into 1970s disco, and Jay-Z’s hip-hop-orchestra events to indie rock bands performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. This book attunes readers to hear the discourses gathered around the music and its associated images as it examines pop’s relations to aspirational consumer culture, theatricality, sophistication, cosmopolitanism, and glamorous lifestyles.


Author : Lisa Knopp
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Total Pages : 188
Release : 2016-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9780826273673
ISBN 13 : 082627367X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bread Book Description:

When she was 54, Lisa Knopp’s weight dropped to a number on the scale that she hadn’t seen since seventh grade. The severe food restricting that left her thin and sick when she was 15 and 25 had returned. This time, she was determined to understand the causes of her malady and how she could heal from a condition that is caused by a tangle of genetic, biological, familial, psychological, cultural, and spiritual factors. This compelling memoir, at once a food and illness narrative, explores the forces that cause eating disorders and disordered eating, including the link between those conditions in women, middle-aged and older, and the fear of aging and ageism. Winner of the 2017 Nebraska Book Award for Memoir 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Eating Disorders in America A Reference Handbook

Eating Disorders in America  A Reference Handbook
Author : David E. Newton
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 348
Release : 2019-03-07
ISBN 10 : 9781440858604
ISBN 13 : 1440858608
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating Disorders in America A Reference Handbook Book Description:

An indispensable resource for readers interested in eating disorders, this book summarizes their history in human civilization, assesses the current status of eating disorders in American society, and describes efforts for establishing effective prevention and treatment programs. • Provides an introduction to the history of eating disorders in society, a topic less well known and discussed than others in the social sciences • Offers comprehensive discussion of the whole range of eating disorders, rather than the two most commonly covered (bulimia and anorexia), along with a review of the risk factors, causes, prevention, and treatment of each • Outlines the ongoing debate concerning the possible causes of eating disorders and how they guide prevention and treatment • Includes a chapter on individual perspectives about specific cases of, experiences with, and attitudes toward eating disorders in today's world

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
Author : Justine J. Reel
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 498
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781440800580
ISBN 13 : 1440800588
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating Disorders Book Description:

A timely, relevant work, this encyclopedia provides a comprehensive examination of a full range of topics related to eating disorders and body image. * Case illustrations of eating disorder concerns * A timeline of the history of eating disorders * Contributions from experts in cross-disciplinary fields * Types of prevention programs and ways to promote positive body image

Kick It

Kick It
Author : Matt Brennan
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2020-02-11
ISBN 10 : 9780190683863
ISBN 13 : 0190683864
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kick It Book Description:

The drum kit has provided the pulse of popular music from before the dawn of jazz up to the present day pop charts. Kick It, a provocative social history of the instrument, looks closely at key innovators in the development of the drum kit: inventors and manufacturers like the Ludwig and Zildjian dynasties, jazz icons like Gene Krupa and Max Roach, rock stars from Ringo Starr to Keith Moon, and popular artists who haven't always got their dues as drummers, such as Karen Carpenter and J Dilla. Tackling the history of race relations, global migration, and the changing tension between high and low culture, author Matt Brennan makes the case for the drum kit's role as one of the most transformative musical inventions of the modern era. Kick It shows how the drum kit and drummers helped change modern music--and society as a whole--from the bottom up.