84211827 Dionne Warwick Discusses Her Memoir

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dionne Warwick[/lastfm] says her recently published memoir My Life as I See It, is “straight up and honest.” The singer considers this year to be her 50th anniversary in show biz, having started with a 1961 session in which she backed [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Drifters[/lastfm] for songwriter-arranger [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Burt Bacharach[/lastfm]. He then hired her to record demos, and a year later gave her “Don’t Make Me Over,” which launched her as a consistent pop hit-maker.

[pullquote quote=”This is what I know about me and what I think you should know about me.” credit=”Dionne Warwick”]Now the New Jersey native is sharing her story, but unlike many celebrities, she didn’t employ a ghost-writer or co-writer. Instead, Dionne maintained control of the project, as she reminisced about the “adventure” of her life. She explains, “This is what I know about me and what I think you should know about me.

Audio: Dionne Warwick on what makes her autobiography My Life as I See It differ from other celebrity books.


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