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My Mama, Cass: A Memoir - Signed Edition

My Mama, Cass: A Memoir - Signed Edition

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By Owen Elliot-Kugell

A long-awaited, myth-busting, and deeply affecting memoir by the daughter of legendary rock star “Mama Cass” Elliot. This edition is signed by Owen Elliot-Kugell. 

Mama Cass, a member of the Mama & the Papas, was an independently minded, outspoken woman with a keen intellect and sharp wit who reached the heights of success in a male-dominated business and broke the mould of what it meant to be a “rock star”; a forward-thinking feminist, and, as readers learn in this deeply moving and candid memoir, a single parent who embraced motherhood from the moment Owen entered the world.

Born six weeks before the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Owen was seven when her mom died suddenly. Growing up with her aunt and uncle in Los Angeles, she met husband Jack Kugell at 19. They reside in the San Fernando Valley area with daughter Zoe, 22 and son Noah, 19.

"My Mama, Cass is a daughter’s search for the mother she lost. In these pages, Owen Elliot-Kugell reconstructs who Ellen Naomi Cohen really was, which is not an easy task, as the woman who became Cass Elliot was a very complex person: unimaginably talented, independent, loving, warm, and completely dedicated to her one and only child. She brings her mother back to life for herself and for Cass’s millions of fans. The spotlight is back on my friend, and it’s great to see her again." Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas

“A unique perspective from the daughter of a rock star. A fresh glimpse into the manipulative music business, which demanded ceaseless hard work, personal sacrifices, and a determined focus on glittery celebrity.” 
Library Journal

"Affectionate and revealing portrait of an inspirational mom and an unforgettably powerful vocalist. Rich in anecdote and detail." Shindig 4****

“Filled with time-warping anecdotes, Elliot-Kugell’s searing tribute is an important work that fills in the gaps and corrects the apocryphal lore about an essential era and a key figure in American music.” 
Booklist 

"An engaging peep into the life of a singer who was poised to do more, and a daughter desperate to understand the mother she could never know" 8/10 Classic Rock

Publication Date: 09.05.24
ISBN: 9781915841513
Extent: 288 pages
Format: Hardback

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