Bobby Womack: My Story by Bobby Womack and Robert Ashton, review: ‘honest and hard-boiled’

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Neil McCormick (The Telegraph) writes:

The soul veteran Bobby Womack died in June this year, aged 70, after health problems that included cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Frankly, reading his smart, punchy autobiography, it’s a wonder he lived as long as he did. He opens dramatically with a story of being shot by his first wife (his mentor Sam Cooke’s widow) after she caught him in bed with their teenage stepdaughter.

Womack’s admirably no-holds-barred saga of sex, drugs and rock and soul is peppered with outrageous incidents – flying in fear with the blind Ray Charles controlling a plane, fighting his way around the .........