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I've read a lot of autobiographies and I have to admit this one surprised me. When I heard her mention revenge in the first chapter, I thought she was going to tactlessly air out other people's dirty laundry but she is equally hard on herself. The other autobiographies I've read are all peppered with wishy washy "love yourself" self-help reminders that don't seem to be coming from the heart and just seem like a way to fill up space and gloss over the tougher details of their life that they do not want to share with others. Of course it is one hundred percent understandable that they wouldn't want to share private details but as a result the books seem more like a money grabber. We can get a brief summary of anyone's life from a magazine interiew. Bobbie fearlessly bares herself and teaches everyone else the lessons she learned in the process.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I'm embarrassed to say I had really low expectations for this book, but thought it would be a fun read anyway remembering my own days on the Sunset Strip. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. I usually can't stand it when the author is the narrator. This book is the absolute exception to this rule. Bobbie Brown did a phenomenal job narrating this. You felt like you were right there with her. I think she's missed her calling. I would listen to her as a narrator on other books as well. She was THAT good.
As for the story... where to begin? I have no clue how she managed to pack so much into less than 6 hours. She found a way to make the stories fun and at times gut wrenching, too. You really felt like a friend of hers living it with her. Also, I can't say she threw anyone under the bus really. YES she spread dirt on many a "dirty rocker boy," but not in such a way as to make you feel like she sold anyone out. She spoke her mind about some of the different nasty girls from Hollywood, but I never felt like it was a cheap shot. I'm pretty sure I'll have to read this one again.
My only complaint.... is that the book was too short. I would have gladly listened to another 6 hours :-)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Bobbi's story is a picture of what most of us can only dream and wonder about. While I have not followed her career, the men she mentions have been on the fringes of my music perception. And the Rock they made... A similar age I was fully engaged while Bobbi read her story, at times funny, at times incredibly sad, but I felt, always real. It must be age cause I too tear up too easily these days and as a guy, I feel strange admitting that..... If you have any interest in the lives who have shaped and helped shape the Rock generation of the 80s/90s, you should read this book. Better yet, do what I did , buy the audio book and have Bobbi read it to you. Cheers Brad.
True story of a beautiful person and the struggles of success,fame and fortunes come and gone. The behind the scenes cold facts of the lives of rock'n'roll.