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I, Tina: My Life Story (1987)

The book that would eventually become the hit Hollywood biopic What's Love Got to Do With It? starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett is a powerful lesson in self-love, fearlessness, ambition and real artistry. Tina Turner along with MTV News' Kurt Loder share Turner's rise from Nutbush, Tennessee, to chitlin circuit star to world-class sensation. Turner's early success was bitter sweet as achievement was also marred by the violence and destructive drug addiction of her ex-husband Ike Turner, which eventually led to the dissolution of their marriage and musical partnership. The memoir also discusses Tina's comeback with her über-successful solo project Private Dancer and shows readers why women like Oprah and Beyoncé pay homage to her.

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