I started reading this book about Edith Piaf. My goodness, what a life. Did you ever see "La Vie En Rose"? I knew nothing of Piaf before I saw that film, and after I did, I fell in love. What a beautiful and dramatic character she was. If you haven't see the film, see it, and if you have, read this book. It is hard to believe so much tragedy can happen to one person, but it is easy to see how the tragedies served in creating that beautiful and haunting vocal performance of hers.