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|| The beloved French chanteuse comes to life in this enthralling definitive biography, which captures Edith Piaf's charismatic appeal along with the time and place that gave rise to her remarkable international career.Raised by turns in a brothel, a circus caravan, and a working-class Paris neighborhood, Piaf began singing on the city's streets, where she was discovered by a Champs-Élysées cabaret owner. She became a star almost overnight, seducing Paris's elite and the people of its slums in equal measure with her passionate, powerful voice. No Regrets explores her tumultuous love affairs and struggles with drugs, alcohol, and illness, while also bringing new dimensions to this iconic life based on previously unavailable sources. Piaf aided the Resistance effort in World War II, became a talented lyricist who wrote "La Vie en Rose" and other classics, and was an exacting mentor to younger singers and artists.Here is Piaf in her world--Paris...
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