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Legendary and iconic singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper offers a poignant account of the journey that led her to become an international superstar—from her years growing up in Queens, New York, to the making of enduring hits like “Time After Time,” “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” and “True Colors,” to becoming an actress, a mother, an outspoken activist, and maintaining a music career that has lasted more than thirty years.
After leaving her childhood home at seventeen, Cyndi took on a series of jobs: racetrack hot walker, IHOP waitress, and, as she puts it, “gal Friday the thirteenth,” as she pursued her passion for music. She worked her way up playing small gigs and broke out in 1983 with She’s So Unusual, which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top-five singles on a debut album. And while global fame wasn’t always what she expected, she has remained focused on what matters most. Cyndi is a gutsy real-life heroine who has never been afraid to speak her mind and stick up for a cause—whether it’s women’s rights, gay rights, or fighting against HIV/AIDS.
With her trademark warmth and humour, Cyndi fearlessly writes of a life she’s lived only on her own terms.
To read the US Press Release click here.
Editions / Credits:
Written by Cyndi Lauper with Janice Dunn.
Published by Artia Books in the US & Canada, Simon & Schuster UK in Australia & UK and by Byakuya Shobo in Japan.
Issued on 18th September 2012 in Australia in Trade Paperback and eBook.
Issued on 18th September 2012 in the UK, US and Canada in Hardback and eBook.
Issued on 18th September 2012 in the E.U., Norway, Switzerland and Japan on eBook.
Issued on 11th March 2013 in Japan in Trade Paperback.
Issued on 8th August 2013 in the UK in Trade Paperback.
Editions: Hardback, Trade Paperback and eBook.
Australian & UK Front Jacket designed by Dana Sloan.
US & Canadian Front Jacket design by Janet Perr.
Back Jacket photo and author photographs by Jo Ann Toy.
Number of pages - Hardback, Trade Paperback: 352.
Number of pages - eBook: 461.
The Australian and UK covers are identical (second photo) and different from the US and Canadian covers (first photo).
Bastei Lübbe in Germany have purchased the publishing rights and intend to release the book in 2013.
Japanese publisher Byakuya Shobo released Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir on 11th March 2013 - note, part of Byakuya Shobo’s proceeds will be donated to reconstruction support for 3.11 damages via their Byakuya Foundation. / 尚、この日本翻訳版は、小社の「白夜基金」の一環として刊行されるもので、収益の一部は、日本赤十字を通じて、被災地復興に寄付されることになっています。
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