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Cass written Biographys

Postby Different » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:32 pm

Hello. Has anyone read any of the Cass biographies that are on Amazon.com? There are a few and I am wondering from the Fans which book is a better read?

I would like to buy them ALL but really want one first with information that is accurate!

Thanks,
Jay
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Re: Cass written Biographys

Postby jcg » Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:13 pm

Different wrote:Hello. Has anyone read any of the Cass biographies that are on Amazon.com? There are a few and I am wondering from the Fans which book is a better read?

I would like to buy them ALL but really want one first with information that is accurate!

Thanks,
Jay


Hi Jay,
The only full length biography on Cass is Eddi Fiegel's book, "Dream a Little Dream Of Me" and it's a great one. Every other bio I've seen places her within the context of the Mamas and the Papas and tends to gloss over her solo career. I hope this helps.
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Re: Cass written Biographys

Postby adamcarr » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:57 pm

Hi Jay,

Go no further than Eddi Fiegels' biography DREAM A LITTLE DREAM: The Life of Cass Elliot, it's by far one of the best bio's I've ever read, beautifully researched, Eddi spoke with EVERYONE. Michelle Phillips' 'CALIFORNIA DREAMIN" is good, as is John Phillips' PAPA JOHN. It's interesting to cross refrence situations and events between the three books as you'll see 3 different perspectives. Shame is Denny never wrote a book but he did have his one man show.
Definately get Eddi's book, at my last check amaon.com still had copies of a Hardback edition for sale.

Cheers,
Adam :D
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Re: Cass written Biographys

Postby KimL » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:16 am

Jon Johnson also wrote a lovely, if brief, career respective bio on Cass back in the 80s. If I'm not mistaken, there's a link to email him on the "links" page of this site, and you can get the book directly from Jon. I ordered mine about 10 years ago from a local book store.

If you've read the liner notes to the Dream a Little Dream: The Cass Elliot Collection CD, those are also by Jon.

Anyway, it's a quick and fun / informative read. It also includes Cass's FBI file, which is great for a laugh. :) Introduction by sis Leah, too.

Happy reading,
Kim
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Re: Cass written Biographys

Postby KimL » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:19 am

Woops!!! Sorry, in my last post, I meant to write career retrospective, not career respective. :) My apologies!

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