I Got a Name
The Jim Croce Story
Publication Date: June 2012
A personal memoir of the bestselling, legendary singer and guitarist Jim Croce, told by those who knew him best
Ingrid Croce is a singer-songwriter, author, and restaurateur whose previous books include The Jim Croce Anthology and two cookbooks. She lives in San Diego. Jimmy Rock is an entertainment attorney, musician, writer, and husband of Ingrid Croce.
Kirkus Reviews, 7/1/12
“Jim Croce’s widow finally opens up about living, loving and making music with her late pop-star husband….For almost 40 years, fans curious about Jim have had to satisfy themselves with his wonderful songs, but now we have a more complete picture of the man behind the music. A deeply candid look into the life and times of a talented artist.”
“This is a well written, thought out, and moving story, which is well worth reading. A five star book, which includes many lyrics, you can hum as you read them.”
Bookworm Sez“Authors Ingrid Croce and Jimmy Rock give this story a deeply personal spin, with insight to the singer, his songs, and the times in which he lived. Fans—particularly those who crushed on Croce—will still enjoy this book and the memories that come with it.”
Portland Book Review, 7/9/12“This passionate and revealing book is recommended to anyone who wishes to pursue a life in the music industry, or anyone involved with a person doing so.”
San Diego Union-Times, 7/15/12“As heartfelt as it is sometimes wrenching, I Got a Name is both a loving homage and a no-holds-barred examination of the late Jim Croce.”
BackstageAxxess, 7/15/12“The book is so well written that even persons completely unfamiliar with Croce's music (if that is possible) will still find it a wonderfully moving story.”
Houston Press, 7/16/12“An insightful look at the denim-jacketed/handlebar-mustachioed man and his music…[A] book length look at Jim Croce is welcome and long overdue, and few would argue that anyone knew him better than this tome's co-author. "
Buffalo News, 7/29/12“A portrait of a man who set most responsibilities aside to devote every waking hour to his music….reads like diary entries but overall lends revealing insight into the struggle to the top and the subsequent pressure to stay there…and the machinations of the recording business, especially from an all-too-familiar cheat-the-artist standpoint, are eye-opening.”
San Diego Downtown News, 8/07/12“Readers will find Jim and Ingrid Croce imperfect at times, but also passionate, driven and real human beings. As such, their story is as simple as it is complicated, endearing, and at times surprisingly revealing; but their lives are always relatable and their story is captured with honesty and a great deal of love."
American Profile, 8/12/12“This insightful biography, written by the woman who knew him best—the teenage sweetheart who later became his wife—shines a candid, illuminating spotlight on [Jim Croce].“
Lockport Union Sun & Journal, 8/5/12“[A] deeply moving memoir…A wonderful read for fans of Jim Croce”
Spartanburg Herald Journal, 8/19/12“An unforgettable, bittersweet and deeply personal biography of the talented songwriter.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/7/12“[A] candid and engrossing new book.”