My Life, as I See It (Paperback)
Atria Books, 9781439171356, 304pp.
Publication Date: November 22, 2011
She came by her musical gifts honestly. Her mother, Lee Drinkard Warrick, was a founding member of the legendary Drinkard Jubilairs, which included her mother’s siblings Cissy, Marie, Annie, Nick, and Larry. Cissy went on to become a celebrated recording artist in her own right; she lived in the Warrick household, got married, and later gave birth to one of the most popular singers of our time, Whitney Houston. Dionne went on to start her own gospel group with her sister, Dee Dee, called the Gospelaires. Her father, once a Pullman porter, became an accountant, went on to promote gospel records for Hob Records, and wrote a book on gospel music. She attributes her strong family, who are faithful and industrious Christians, for keeping her grounded and giving her the fortitude, as well as the talent, to earn her place among world-class performing artists without losing herself or her soul.
About the Author
David Freeman Wooley is an adjunct professor at Wilmington University. He is the co-author of "Say A Little Prayer," nominated for a NAACP Image Award. He is also a veteran entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment fields. He lives in Delaware with his two daughters.
Praise For My Life, as I See It: An Autobiography…
Dionne Warwick has one of the true signature voices in all of music. As her voice has enchanted us for 50 years, so will her fascinating life story. -- DICK CLARK
“Thoughtful, classy, and unrepentant, Warwick has led acolorful life as a musical icon with numerous stories to tell and lots ofadvice for her admirers.”