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David Nathan's "The Soulful Divas" contains mini-biographies of the following legendary women: Dionne Warwick, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Esther Phillips, Doris Troy, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Millie Jackson, Natalie Cole, Phyllis Hyman,Roberta Flack, and Anita Baker. Each of the woman profiled has a singular chapter devoted to her life with much insight into their respective successes and failures. Many of the facts provided are commonly known but the author does yield some rare gems about each of the highly respected songstresses.
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In addition to the fourteen mentioned above, the final chapter profiles "divas-in-training" Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Toni Braxton.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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