Cher: Strong Enough

Cher: Strong Enough

by Josiah Howard

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Overview

Throughout her astonishing fifty-year career - which has encompassed TV triumphs, a string of international hits, an Oscar statuette and a Las Vegas residency - Cher's personal life has continually made front-page news. In the shadow of her success, Cher has married twice, battled depression, defied the censors, and dealt with the tragedy of Sonny Bono's early death. Including exclusive interviews with Cher and those she has worked with on and off stage, Strong Enough documents the ins, outs, ups and downs of a one-name American icon at her outrageous best - by the writer behind Cher's Vegas tour programmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859658973
Publisher: Plexus Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,126,877
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Josiah Howard's short stories, articles and entertainment industry photographs have been featured on various Internet websites and in a variety of newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Donna Summer: Her Life and Music and Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. His first association with Cher came in 2008 when he was commissioned to write the program for her 2008 post-Farewell Tour return to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. A graduate of New York University, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

Part 1 Cherilyn 15

1 The Sicilian and the "Indian" 17

2 I Got You Babe 24

3 Gypsys, Half-Breeds and Dark Ladies 34

4 I Got Someone Else Babe 44

5 Laugh at Me 53

6 New Teamwork 58

7 The Star Treatment 63

8 A Cast of Characters 69

Part 2 Cher (Formerly of Sonny and Cher) 75

9 Let Me Entertain You 77

10 "In It Up to My Neck" 85

11 Up, Up… and Away 96

12 Magazine Queen 108

13 A Sunday Night Staple 116

14 Belly Button Bickering 122

15 All in the Family 128

Part 3 Cher Bono Allman 135

16 Ramblin' Man 137

17 Girls Will Talk 143

18 "I Do," I Think 147

19 New Album, Old Father 153

20 All in the Family Too 157

21 Musical Chairs 162

22 Something For Everyone 167

Part 4 (Another) New Beginning 175

23 Salute to a Friend 177

24 Two for the Price of One 183

25 Witchy Woman 191

26 Who Becomes a Legend Most? 199

27 Cher Shares "Cher" 205

28 It Was a Good Year 211

29 The Beat Goes On 219

Epilogue 227

TV Or Not TV 251

Notes 253

Bibliography 263

Appendix 268

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