This is about Della Reese and all the angles in her life. As the title suggests. There is stuff I knew about her that I read in the book. And stuff I didn't know. For exsample I thought her real name was Della Reese. It's Deloras. I liked it.
I really liked this book...started with her childhood, then continued through her adult life...very interesting about where she came from and where she is going now.
Star of the hit television series Touched by an Angel, Della Reese has had a long career in entertainment. Like many black artists, she began in church, singing in the choir in her hometown of Detroit. At age 13, she was accomplished enough to go on tour with the great Mahalia Jackson, one of the "angels" Reese credits with helping her along the way. Jackson, she writes, gave her "a foundation in the art of communication.... It's about filling yourself with the spirit of whatever you're singing about, of really going to that place and letting listeners go with you." Other angels include the comedian who taught her the elements of comedy and helped her hone her act, and the waitress who encouraged her to sing in a nightclub, years after Reese's mother had died and Reese had left home to live on her own. The road to stardom wasn't entirely smooth--she tells of dishonest managers and lawyers and troubles with the IRS--but Reese makes clear that she has always been sustained by her faith.
Loved this book Della Reese is a remarkable women, she loves with all of her heart and tells it like it is. A very uplifiting book for anyone to read. Her example to others is you can do it. Keep positive and believe in God and anything is possible.
I was amazed at the life this woman has lead. She grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago, surrounded by drinking, gambling, drugs and prostitution. She was raised by loving parents, her mother a devout Christian, and yet interacted daily with the people who were prostitutes, pimps and drug dealers, etc. (some of them her relatives). She is a gifted talented singer who sang in competitive Gospel choirs and traveled with professional singers on the road as a teenager. I will not tell you any more of the story because it's so interesting that you have to read it yourself. She is a very strong person who had a lot of heartache along the way but never lost her faith in God. A good autobiography and I would recommend it.
I loved this book, it reminded me to be grateful every single day!
A great read, very inspiring story.
This is a hardback book in very good condition. I got it at a book sale and haven't read it.