No substitute - One woman's incredible journey of survival through global fame, abuse and illness (Paperback)


Worldwide fame, physical abuse and cancer could not stop Cindy Alter from living her dream of a career in music. 'No Substitute' is her gripping account of her tale of survival. Amidst the apartheid regime, the young singer and her band mates from the multi-million album selling pop group Clout cut through all boycotts against South Africa and placed the country firmly on the international music map with a number one hit single. However, behind the glamorous facade of stardom, the band was struggling to comprehend the huge disconnect between their mega success and the lack of money. Clout ended but Cindy's challenges continued. Naturally proud and strong, she persisted in trying to make a physically and emotionally abusive romance work, but when breaking point finally came, she walked away with nothing. But a glimmer of hope in her broken heart led her to seek her 'American Dream' in Los Angeles. Whilst living a modest, yet comfortable life in the States for 15 years, fate threw yet another curveball when Cindy was diagnosed with leukemia... Cindy's story is deep yet inspiring, brutal, yet honest. Her encouraging words of wisdom should be heard by everyone who has hit rock bottom, even those who haven't. After four decades, the music has never stopped and this humble Jewish girl from a middle-class family from Emmarentia is still rocking it!'

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Worldwide fame, physical abuse and cancer could not stop Cindy Alter from living her dream of a career in music. 'No Substitute' is her gripping account of her tale of survival. Amidst the apartheid regime, the young singer and her band mates from the multi-million album selling pop group Clout cut through all boycotts against South Africa and placed the country firmly on the international music map with a number one hit single. However, behind the glamorous facade of stardom, the band was struggling to comprehend the huge disconnect between their mega success and the lack of money. Clout ended but Cindy's challenges continued. Naturally proud and strong, she persisted in trying to make a physically and emotionally abusive romance work, but when breaking point finally came, she walked away with nothing. But a glimmer of hope in her broken heart led her to seek her 'American Dream' in Los Angeles. Whilst living a modest, yet comfortable life in the States for 15 years, fate threw yet another curveball when Cindy was diagnosed with leukemia... Cindy's story is deep yet inspiring, brutal, yet honest. Her encouraging words of wisdom should be heard by everyone who has hit rock bottom, even those who haven't. After four decades, the music has never stopped and this humble Jewish girl from a middle-class family from Emmarentia is still rocking it!'

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Cindy Alter

Country of origin

South Africa

Release date

May 2016

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Dimensions

230 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

350

ISBN-13

978-0-620-65556-9

Barcode

9780620655569

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0-620-65556-9



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