Cold Sweat

My Father James Brown and Me

by Yamma Brown,

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  • 1883052866
  • 9781883052850
  • 9781883052867
  • 9781883052874
  • 9781883052881
Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business"—that's a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father's attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown's life set the stage for an uncommon childhood. She got caught in the same trap as her mother, doing things in her adult life and troubled marriage that, as a child, she'd promised herself she'd never do. The struggles she went through, both as a child and as an adult, make for a gripping read and, in the end, a profound examination of the nature of celebrity, violence, and survival. Though packed with celebrity appearances ranging from Michael Jackson to Al Sharpton, Cold Sweat ultimately focuses on an everyday issue faced by millions of women—domestic violence—and in this book Yamma faces it in an honest and powerfully moving way.
  • Chicago Review Press; August 2014
  • ISBN 9781883052867
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Cold Sweat
  • Author: Yamma Brown; Robin Fisher
  • Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1883052866
  • 9781883052850
  • 9781883052867
  • 9781883052874
  • 9781883052881

In The Press

"A heartwarming and authentic account of growing up the daughter of a true music legend. So well written and engaging that it should be required reading in all schools of music." —Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One

About The Author

Yamma Brown is the vice president of the James Brown Family Foundation and the president and founder of Daughter of Soul Productions. She is the youngest daughter of Deidre Jenkins and James Brown. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Robin Gaby Fisher is the author of the New York Times bestseller After the Fire and Boys of the Dark, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing, and a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1883052866
  • 9781883052850
  • 9781883052867
  • 9781883052874
  • 9781883052881