Don't Stop Believin'

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 12, 2019 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Legendary musician, actress, activist, and icon Olivia Newton-John's fascinating life story—from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her passionate advocacy for health in light of her long battle with cancer. Perfect for fans of Tina Turner’s My Love Story and Sally Field’s In Pieces, this New York Times bestseller is an extraordinary can’t-miss memoir.

For more than five decades, Olivia Newton-John was one of our most successful and adored entertainers. A four-time Grammy Award winner, she was one of the world’s bestselling recording artists of all time, with more than 100 million albums sold. Her starring roles in the iconic movies Grease and Xanadu catapulted her into super-stardom.

In addition to her music and screen successes, Olivia was perhaps best known for her strength, courage, and grace. After her own personal journeys with cancer, she became an inspiration for millions around the world. A tireless advocate for countless charities, her true passion was founding the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Olivia radiated joy, hope, and compassion—and was determined to be a force for good in the world.

Here, she shares her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar, in this deeply personal book. Candid and moving, Don’t Stop Believin’ is Olivia Newton-John’s story in her own words for the very first time.
 

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(This review will be on my blog All the Ups and Downs soon.) -- I was obsessed with Olivia Newton-John as a little girl. As a little girl, I knew all of her songs by heart, and I had watched all of ... Read full review

Contents

Sail into Tomorrow
9
Trust Yourself
27
Have You Never Been Mellow
69
Grease Is the Word
105
Suddenly
119
Physical
133
Warm and Tender
147
The Flower That Shattered the Stone
163
Let Go Let God
221
Magic
227
Pearls on a Chain
237
Silent Ruin
263
Trust Yourself
283
Live On
291
Love Is a Gift
297
Epilogue
309

Dont Ask Why Me
171
No Matter What You Do
187
Dare to Dream
195
Right Here with You
205
Gaia
215
Afterword
313
Grace and Gratitude
325
Credits
329
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Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE, is an English-born, Australian-raised singer, actress, and philanthropist who was recently the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from La Trobe University. With a career spanning more than five decades and more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia’s successes include four Grammys; numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard, and People’s Choice Awards; an Emmy Award; ten #1 hits; and more than fifteen top-10 singles. She also scored another #1 hit, this time on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, with “You Have to Believe,” a duet with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi—becoming the first mother/daughter duo to top this Billboard Chart. In 1978, her costarring role with John Travolta in Grease catapulted Olivia into super-stardom and to date it remains the most successful movie musical of all time. In 2018, the film celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Olivia has been a longtime activist for environmental and animal rights issues. Her personal journeys with cancer led her to announce her partnership with Austin Health and the creation of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJCWRC) on the Austin Campus in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. She also coowns the award-winning Gaia Retreat & Spa near Byron Bay.

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