The first time

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Cher. There's really no one else quite like her.

She's been a pop star, a TV star, a movie star, and a wife and mother, yet as The New York Times has written, she's still "a funny, gutsy woman" who is also "genuine" and "down to earth."

And now, in The First Time, Cher tells about the important first-time events in her life.

  • Memories of her mother
  • Movie (Dumbo, at age four, when she peed in her pants rather than go to the bathroom and miss anything
  • Public performance (a fifth-grade production of Oklahoma!)
  • Memories of music (and her passion for West Side Story)
  • Time she met her father (at age 11)
  • Taste of the good life
  • Bra
  • Kiss
  • Boyfriend
  • Time living with Sonny Bono (at age 16, in a platonic arrangement in which she cleaned his apartment)
  • Time in a recording studio (singing backup for Phil Spector)
  • Hit record (A Got You Babe")
  • Time she met the Rolling Stones
  • Time she felt like a star
  • Fall from grace (when her records stopped selling)
  • Bob Mackie gown
  • Sonny & Cher TV show
  • Tattoo
  • Bad boy (Greg Allman)
  • Solo stage show
  • Apology from Sonny
  • Academy Award nomination (Silkwood)
  • Fight with a director (Peter Bogdanovich, director of Mask)
  • Reunion with Sonny (on the Letterman show, 1987)
  • Mook from Queens (Rob Camilletti)
  • Academy Award (Moonstruck)
  • Extramarital affair
  • Infomercial
  • Realization that her daughter was gay
  • Eulogy (for Sonny)

And much, much more -- the true story of the events that shaped Cher's life, told in her own inimitable way, with dozens of photographs, most from her own albums. The First Time is frank, funny, surprising, occasionally outrageous, sometimes sad, and always completely honest -- like Cher herself.

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