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A Sick Life: TLC 'n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage (Signed Book)

by Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

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A Sick Life: TLC 'n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage (Signed Book)
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Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the most effervescent and soulful girl group anyone has seen since the Supremes,” five-time Grammy Award winning supergroup TLC has seen phenomenal fame and success. But backstage, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has lived a dual life. In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, Tionne has struggled with sickle-cell disease since she was a young girl—a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe.

A Sick Life chronicles Tionne’s journey from a childhood spent in and out of the hospital, told she wouldn't live to see 30 or have children, to becoming the superstar musician who is still living out her life’s dream of performing. For the first time, Tionne will tell her full life story—the diagnosis, the tumultuous rise to fame, the life in the spotlight, and the hard-fought advocacy work. Through Tionne’s tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, you’ll see how the extraordinary singer and advocate found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream—despite her often unpredictable and demanding health issues. She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and the tragedy of her death. Tionne’s unvarnished discussion of her disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds is a story like no other.

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Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the most effervescent and soulful girl group anyone has seen since the Supremes,” five-time Grammy Award winning supergroup TLC has seen phenomenal fame and success. But backstage, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has lived a dual life. In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, Tionne has struggled with sickle-cell disease since she was a young girl—a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe.

A Sick Life chronicles Tionne’s journey from a childhood spent in and out of the hospital, told she wouldn't live to see 30 or have children, to becoming the superstar musician who is still living out her life’s dream of performing. For the first time, Tionne will tell her full life story—the diagnosis, the tumultuous rise to fame, the life in the spotlight, and the hard-fought advocacy work. Through Tionne’s tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, you’ll see how the extraordinary singer and advocate found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream—despite her often unpredictable and demanding health issues. She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and the tragedy of her death. Tionne’s unvarnished discussion of her disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds is a story like no other.

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Signed Edition
Sales Rank:
55,650
Pages:
256
Publication Date:
09/12/2017
ISBN13:
9781635652123
Product Dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.60(h) x1.00(d)
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
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About the Author
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is the lead singer of the best selling female group TLC, known for their singles, “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Creep,” and “Unpretty,” which all charted #1 on Billboard. Tionne is a national spokesperson for sickle cell disease. She lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Chase, and son, Chance.
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This book is absolutely phenomenal!! If you're a T-Boz or TLC fan, ...
This book is absolutely phenomenal!! If you're a T-Boz or TLC fan, you will instantly recognize this at T-Boz writing in raw and real form!! She explains many of the behind the scenes of her life and sheds light on some of the things going on within TLC! The amazing thing?? Despite how deep and personal this book is, it left me wanting MORE!!! I love T-Boz & TLC!! I'm so glad she decided to write and publish this book, I hope it inspires and helps people!
- Anonymous
October 2, 2017
This book is so amazing! I loved everything about it. I felt like ...
This book is so amazing! I loved everything about it. I felt like I was right there with T-Boz as she told her story. It's amazing just how much she's went through and is still here to talk about it. She's definitely an inspiration; It was great to read about the pranks TLC pulled back in the day that was funny. I loved the photos in the book as well. I love how the chapters were written too. I loved the cover photo as well so beautiful. I don't really have any favorite parts of the book. The things that shocked me in the book though was Left Eye's funeral I couldn't believe how bad the people were acting that it was a circus. I was also shocked when T-Boz mentions she was doing the Celebrity Apprentice show that the maids took her jewelry, but thank goodness she got it back and wow it was so sad to read she was very sick that first day on the show it's no wonder she was so quiet. Some of the health things she talked about I can relate too because doctors had to do that stuff to me when I was a baby, so I know what that's like. Anyway I loved that she told her story in more detail this time, it was funny, sad, shocking and just all kinds of emotions. I definitely recommend it to any TLC fan or T-Boz fan.
- LegaspiWeaver
September 16, 2017
"On It's Way To A Best Seller"
This book is a phenomenal read that is truly extraordinary and astounding! Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins dove into her inner most intimate and personal experiences. From the beginning of her childhood, which included knowing she would be an entertainer, to learning the diagnose of sickle cell disease. Regardless of roller coaster ride of her personal health, nothing ever stopped her from pursuing her dream as a member of TLC, the biggest selling female group in America. The stories of TLC on tour during the early days brought so much joy and laughter because TLC were three charismatic bigger than life individuals. What's even more bigger than life was T-Boz's fight to live and never allowing sickle cell get the best of her. Not only will this book bring laughter and tears of joy, it forced me to reminisce on just how much TLC meant to me. I myself, who is a kidney transplant recipient, was able to relate to T-Boz because of her fight to life. To my own hospital stays, to attending the concerts in Las Vegas 92, and Six Flags Magic Mountain 93, as a fan I felt like I'm apart of T-Boz's journey.
- Anonymous
September 15, 2017
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