Book Reviews of Dancing on My Grave

Dancing on My Grave
Dancing on My Grave
Author: Gelsey Kirkland
ISBN-13: 9780385199643
ISBN-10: 0385199643
Publication Date: 9/3/1986
Pages: 286
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This brutally honest memior, co-written by one of the top female ballet dancers of all time, and her husband (whom she met, while knocking on the door of a drug dealer's apartment) reveals her battle with eating disorders and drug addiction. It is a "tell-it-all" view of the "world of dance." A stunning autobiography!
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book as a teenager when I was taking dance lessons--it presents the life of a "ballerina" in a harshly realistic light, from body image to celebrity status to the physical demands of rehearsal and performance. Kirkland's relationsips with Ballanchine and Barishnikov are highlighted in this moving autobiography. A must for any serious dancer, young or old!
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I read this book when I was a teen and really liked the story. I thought it was well written and interesting.
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true story of one of the most acclaimed dancers of our time, Gelsey Kirkland -- the ballerina who partnered Mikhail Baryshnikov onstage and off during a stormy four-year relationship.
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Good read.