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Aretha Franklin (1995)













Aretha Franklin hates the new biography about her, “Respect” by David Ritz. She’s condemned it: “a very trashy book…full of lies and more lies about me.”

I didn’t hate it. It’s the best book yet about the Queen of Soul. That said, I’m kind of sorry I read it. Aretha comes off not as a bad person, just a not very likable one.