Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Natalie Cole Memoir Details Her Health Battles

CBS News

NEW YORK (CBS) "Love Brought Me Back," a second memoir by singer Natalie Cole, details her health battles, including time on dialysis and a kidney transplant, as well as the death of a beloved sister.
In it, Cole describes how her sister, one of her most ardent supporters, fell ill just as she was getting her transplant, leaving her with a choice between saving her own life or spending a last few days with her dying sister.
Speaking about the choice Monday on the" Today" show, Cole said, "I wouldn't wish that on anybody."
The daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole, Cole spent Monday promoting the book, published by Simon & Schuster. It is to hit bookstores on Nov. 9. She also spoke with the co-hosts of "The View" about the memoir, written with David Ritz.
Her first book, "Angel on My Shoulder" was published in 2000, and covered the early years of her career and her years of drug abuse which eventually led to later health problems.
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