Narrative biography of tortured soul singer Al Green by the author of Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography
You know the songs. “Love and Happiness.” “Let’s Get Married.” “I’m Still In Love With You.” “Tired of Being Alone.” Al Green, the greatest living soul singer. He has sold over twenty million records, been sampled by countless rappers, and even had President Obama singing his tunes. One of the most intricate and elusive figures in popular music, Green has never been scrutinized in print successfully. You can’t count his wispy, vague, mistakes-laden autobiography. Al doesn’t know what’s inside it. “Haven’t even read my own book,” he says with a laugh.
Soul Survivor is the biography of the man whose life is the living embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane. It has everything: hot grits, suicide (or was it murder?), women, domestic violence, heaven, hell, and of course the life and times of the world’s greatest soul singer.
Available August 29, 2017 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, Hardcover, and E-book from De Capo Press.
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