TELL IT LIKE IT IS – Aaron Neville – Miracle of Music

A meaningful narrative of a musician who has endured.

By Aaron Neville ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 5, 2023

Neville’s life is a study in contrasts: a man with a strong physique and a gentle voice, a devoted family man and Christian who has made mistakes, including stealing cars, getting into fights, and using heroin. He acknowledges his wrongdoings, but also provides context on growing up Black in a racist, segregated New Orleans. His brothers and sons have experienced similar trouble.

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He believes his life is a miracle and that his voice was his salvation, drawing from cowboy movies and the crooning of Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, and doo-wop groups. His marriage has endured and his career has flourished, with a Grammy-winning duet with Linda Ronstadt. His memoir provides a mission statement for his life, that despite the mistakes he has made, he has been an inspiration.

Pub Date: Sept. 5, 2023
ISBN: 9780306832536

Page Count: 288
Publisher: Hachette

Review Posted Online: June 21, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 2023