I, Tina: My Life Story (Paperback)
"The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself--something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered." -Tina Turner
The monumental bestseller, the classic memoir, here is the dramatic and spectacular story of an American music icon—Tina Turner.
From small town Nutbush, Tennessee to Hollywood stardom, to global icon. In her life Tina Turner saw it, suffered it, and survived it all.
In I, Tina--the inspiration for the Academy Award-nominated motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It--the legend tells her story how she lived it. An honest account of the beloved superstar's struggle and pain, but also glory and triumph, Turner's is one of the most fascinating and dramatic true stories in show business history.
Spanning decades, from her childhood to her abusive marriage to Ike Turner to the ever-evolving musical genius that endeared her to generations of fans, I, Tina is a powerful memoir of a powerful woman who became one of music's most prolific and beloved icons.
Tina Turner was one of the world's most beloved performers, with a career spanning 60 years. She has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won 12 Grammys, including 3 Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors award. After early success with hit songs such as “River Deep—Mountain High” and “Proud Mary,” her well-publicized hardships and abusive marriage to fellow musician Ike Turner forced her to disappear from the music scene. In the late 1970s, she reemerged on the world stage after her divorce from Turner and rose up to recreate her career with a string of megahits including her 1984 album Private Dancer. Her life inspired the 1993 Academy Award-nominated film What’s Love Got to Do with It and in 2018 she became the subject of the Broadway musical, Tina. She passed away in May 2023 at her home in Switzerland.
“Splendid...this is rock history with substance!” — Susan Brownmiller, Newsday
“And what a tale she has to tell!” — Liz Smith, New York Daily News
“A page-tuner!” — People
"Gutsy... [For] anyone who seeks inspiration." — Los Angeles Times