As I Am: ABBA Before and Beyond

As I Am ABBA Before and Beyond Agnetha Faltskog is the first member of Swedish pop legend ABBA to tell her own story in a book which sets the record straight on many of the issues where she has been misquoted or misrepresented by t

  • Title: As I Am: ABBA Before and Beyond
  • Author: Agnetha Fältskog Brita Ähman
  • ISBN: 9781852276546
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Agnetha Faltskog is the first member of Swedish pop legend ABBA to tell her own story in a book which sets the record straight on many of the issues where she has been misquoted or misrepresented by the world s media.

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    1. This is a book by ex-ABBA member Agnetha Faltskog.I was happy to hire this book for $10 at the library, as buying this book is usually over $100 (cheapest price)!!Agnetha is my inspiration and role model and I was glad to get this in my hands!I was happy to start reading this book but it disappointed me as it lacked so much info and I got through it far too easy. There wasn't a lot in it, but I did enjoy the pictures, some I had not seen before! There wasn't too much substance and it wasn't writ [...]

    2. This was the only book I could find by any of the members of ABBA. I wanted to learn about how the group got together, how they got along and why they split. I was quite disappointed. It read like a series of carefully worded press releases. There were no insights, no revelations and no passion. According to the author, she was reluctant to write the book, and it shows. If she was, indeed, trying to convince fans that she was not the reason the group broke up, this book did not do that. Despite [...]

    3. Agnetha makes it clear on page one that she would not divulge in much if any personal detail. So if it's detail you want, read Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba instead.This book was also published shortly before Agnetha's bad decision to get involved with her stalker, Gert van der Graaf (a relationship that lasted until 2003). Once her co-author Brita Åhman learned of this, she terminated her friendship with Agnetha. I believe this book would have been much different, if not d [...]

    4. This book was written by Agnetha and another writer, working together. But there are clearly sections written by one and then mid-chapter, the other. They don't tell you when they've swapped. You just sort of notice that one minute Agnetha is talking in the first person, then suddenly it's "Agnetha did this" and "Agnetha did that" and it is the other writer. That's fine. It just takes some getting used to. I believe this was originally written in Swedish and then they translated it themselves. I [...]

    5. It was such a great book! I knew most of the stuff written in this book, being an ABBA fan for years, but there were few things I didn't know, and on the ones I did know it was nice to see Agnetha's personal perspective, hear it from her own words. Of course, she was very discreet and didn't reveal anything, she just made clear some things the media likes to say about her and that are not true. It was really entertaining as well. But as a fan, I'd like to know more about her career and about eac [...]

    6. As a fan of the music from ABBA I was anxius to read this book, but it was. disappointment, the pics were nice, so therefor two stars.

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