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In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, TLC's Tionne has struggled with sickle-cell disease since she was a young girl - a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe.
A Sick Life chronicles Tionne's journey from a childhood spent in and out of the hospital, told she wouldn't live to see 30 or have children, to becoming the superstar musician who is still living out her life's dream of performing. For the first time, Tionne will tell her full life story - the diagnosis, the tumultuous rise to fame, the life in the spotlight, and the hard-fought advocacy work. Through Tionne's tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, you'll see how the extraordinary singer and advocate found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream - despite her often unpredictable and demanding health issues.
She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and the tragedy of her death. Tionne's unvarnished discussion of her disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds is a story like no other.
©2017 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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3 out of 5 stars
By Claire D. Philippe on 03-08-18

I LOVE TLC, but guess I expected more

Perhaps my expectations were too high. I had just finished binge-listening to great audiobooks by Kevin Hart, Jenifer Lewis, Kim Fields, Tiffany Haddish, Taraji P. Henson, and Charlamagne Tha God, that adding iconic Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins’s book to the list seemed like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, the narrator was not as reminiscent as her counterparts. Her voice was monotonous and lacked the energy I’d grown up knowing her to have. Also, it seemed like Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas was left out of the story. In this autobiography she is seen more as a periphery character and not the equal 3rd part of the group. It would have been nice to know how her relationship with the others was prior to and after Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ death.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jester on 09-14-17

Touching and inspiring on so many levels!

Beautifully written and told, this memoir provides first hand insight into one of the hardest working woman in the entertainment industry's life. Truly inspiring and real, it touched my heart and solidified my love for T-boz and of TLC. My life would not be the same if it weren't for their music. I am grateful to be able to read such amazing stories and thoughts by Tionne. Her book of prose and poetry Thoughts is equally as inspiring, I recommend both. Thank you for sharing your life story with us T. "Dreams" gives me hope and makes me appreciate those closest to me in my life. Your words and this song warm my bitter black heart.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ambitiongirl on 12-15-17

Inspirational, Motivational

Must read.. this has made me realise that we shouldn't take anything for granted and should really push ourselves to the limit. This book makes you burst out with laughter on a busy underground train in London , cry..stop and think, motivates you to keep going, makes you realise that we are responsible for our own health and to research consultants before make them operate on you( this book just came just on time for me). If you need to laugh and be motivated this is the book for you.

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By D. D. LEIGH on 09-24-17

AMAZING !!!

I loved this book! I admit that Im a huge TLC fan, but this was more than just some group gossip. This is a story about strength and survival.
The perfect audiobook if you suffer from chronic illness or if you just need some inspiration!

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