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|Dear Mr. Nassour,
I'm so happy I've been able to connect with you. I want to congratu- late you on your wonderful, beautiful book on the life of Patsy Cline. Thank you! Not only for telling her story so vividly, but also for telling her story with respect and heart.
What a voice Patsy Cline had!! What a woman she was!! This all comes over so well in how you and her mother, her husbands and her friends, especially Dottie West and Brenda Lee, tell the story. And what fabulous pictures!
As you can tell, I'm a huge Patsy fan. I admire that she never gave up on her dream; how she focused, how she held nothing back. How she just picked herself up, and went right on with what she loved most -- singing. When it came to her voice, no one could pack a song with such emotion -- emotion that came from the heart. That emotion is the true heart of Patsy Cline. When she sings, you don't just hear her voice, you feel it. In your book, she tells the other girl singers to sing their songs so that everyone
in the audience feels they are singing personally to each one. Patsy sure could do that better
than anyone! It's what sets her apart from everyone else. And probably why she's never been equaled as a singer.
I found your book poignant and honest. I'm sure Patsy would have wanted it no other way.
| Dear Ellis,
I love your book so much
because you let us get to
know Patsy through the
she was. You show the
daughter, wife, mother,
friend and the best damn
singer that ever walked
the face of this earth!
The unique way you
blend all this makes it
easier for us who never
got to know Patsy to
understand better the
woman she was. She had
a temper like a Texas
wildcat, but she could also
be a soft, sexy, classy lady.
Telling her story through
interviews with those
who loved her, especially
her Mother, Dottie West
and Brenda Lee, is truly a
grand ability. Your book
is the greatest!
Dear Mr. Nassour:
I wanted to touch base to tell you how much I enjoyed your Bio on Patsy. I'm a huge fan of Patsy's and have read many of the other bios out there, and want you to know that I think that you handled her death with the utmost grace, and tact. It's an incredibly difficult and painful subject, and you dealt with it beautifully, and I wanted to thank you for that.
Overall, your bio is by far the most enjoyable, and balanced. I admire your efforts to corrob- orate stories, and admire your candid dealings with Charlie. I've been a fan from childhood, but recently had my interest and love for Patsy rekindled, and feel like I'm falling in love all over again.
Again, I thank you for being one of those special people dedicated to keeping our Patsy's memory alive.
One reader wrote:" ... When I wasn't crying, [your book] made me roll with laughter . . . "
|Subj: THE BEST
From A Patsy Cline fan's point of view your book is THE BEST. It made me cry huge tears at all the sadness and tragedy in Patsy's life -- especially in how vividly
you recreated the ups and downs in her life, the auto crash and, finally, her death. When I wasn't crying, it made me roll with laughter, especially the stories of Patsy's sheer determination to make it big no matter what, no matter who; and the stories that Faron Young told out of school are, well, very naughty and bawdy, but funny as hell.
in your writing, and the interviews with Patsy's friends, family and co- workers are done extreme-
ly well and are often very funny. Your book definite-
ly has 5-Star quality.