I Got a Name by Ingrid Croce
The Jim Croce Story

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Jim Croce, singer-songwriter of the #1 hits Bad Bad Leroy Brown and Time in a Bottle, was at the height of his career when his life was cut short in a plane crash while on tour. Just 30 years old on September 20, 1973, Jim was revered by an adoring audience for his gentle melodies and everyman demeanor.

Now, for the first time, this memoir reveals the man behind the denim jackets and signature mustache, a hard-working, wry charmer who was also beset with exhaustion at the sheer magnitude of his own success. I Got a Name, told with full access to everyone who knew and loved Jim Croce, is at once a revealing portrait of a great artist and a moving love story.

 

About Ingrid Croce

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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.
 
Published July 3, 2012 by Da Capo Press. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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At some point (which Ingrid traces to a horrific incident she experienced while on vacation), Jim began to change in ways that are almost as sad, frustrating and unfathomable as his untimely demise.

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City Book Review

Ingrid Croce talks a lot about Jim’s struggles to make it in the music world, people who took advantage of him, and even once his songs did make it on to the radio he still wasn’t getting paid.

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Portland Book Review

Ingrid describes how Jim was signed to a production, management, and music publishing deal, and was incapable of confronting his “discoverer,” who he believed to be one of his closest friends.

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Portland Book Review

Ingrid describes how Jim was signed to a production, management, and music publishing deal, and was incapable of confronting his “discoverer,” who he believed to be one of his closest friends.

Jul 06 2012 | Read Full Review of I Got a Name: The Jim Croce S...

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