A complete book on the life and times of Phyllis Hyman, so beloved by soul music and jazz fans everywhere, has been way past due. With STRENGTH OF A WOMAN, Jason Michael paints an authentic picture of an artist whose personal challenges were as great as her formidable artistry. Stepping inside the world of Phyllis Hyman, we discover those challenges and we begin to see the complexities of this truly gifted woman. Jason captures the Phyllis I knew for almost two decades with honesty and compassion. A ‘must read’ for anyone who was ever touched by that beautiful voice.
-David Nathan aka The British Ambassador of Soul & Author of ‘The Soulful Divas’
“As riveting and poignant as it is unsettling and revealing” – The New York Amsterdam News
“Candid and multi-layered” – The Philadelphia Tribune
“Riveting [and] no-holds-barred” – Sister 2 Sister