New In Paperback

April 30, 2006

With Billie: A New Look at the Unforgettable Lady Day

By Julia Blackburn

Vintage / 354 pages / $14.95

A flawed but nonetheless fascinating biography of the transcendent, tragic Billie Holiday, who grew up in the most deprived circumstances in Baltimore to become one of our greatest jazz and blues vocalists, even as she was tormented by drugs, bad men and federal agents.

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