as I am: ABBA Before & Beyond
Agnetha Fältskog with Brita Åhman
From her early career when she topped the Swedish charts at the age of 17 to her
marriage to Björn Ulvaeus, the ABBA phenomenon, her solo career and stepping out
of the limelight, Agnetha Fältskog tells her own story and sets the record
‘When myths develop about you – such as attempts by the press to portray me as
another Garbo – it canbe dangerous. People get the wrong impression that you
have closed all the doors and losat interest in everything. Well, I haven’t
closed any doors – not to myself, new ideas, new opportunities or my own music’.
Agnetha Fältskog is the first member of Swedish pop legends ABBA to tell her own
story in a book which sets the record straight on countless issues where this
sensitive and talented performer has been misquoted and misrepresented by the
As I Am covers Agnetha’s extraordinary career from its beginning in a small town
in Sweden when she was only 15 to knocking the Beatles off the top of the
Swedish pop chart just two years later, through the hard slog of touring aro9und
Europe and on into the phenomenal ABBA years – Eurovision, the concerts, the hit
records, the TV appearances, the media attention, the fans, her marriage, her
children, the good times, the bad times and the strain of the final tour in
Agnetha explains frankly and honestly the reasons behind the break-up of ABBA
and tells of the difficult times which followed, the solo career which was cut
short just when it seemed to be going so well, her decision to step out of the
limelight, her life today and her plans for the future.
First published UK 1997.
Wie ich bin - ABBA, davor und danach - Agnetha Fältskog erzählt
(As I Am)
Agnetha Fältskog ist die populärtse schwedische Sängerin aller Zeiten.
Fast zehn Jahre lang war sie nicht in Erscheinung getreten, weder auf der
Bühne nocht in den Massenmedien. 1995 brach sie ihr Schweigen und erzählte
der Journalistin Brita Åhman offenherzig über ihr Leben, ihre Ansichten und
ihre Arbeit. Das Buch ist die erste Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache.
First published Germany 2006.