I don't know if it was because it was dated, immature, or just your typical girl drooling over rock stars, but I couldn't get into this. I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit, and flipping ahead to find more lurid details. Nonetheless, I put it down. Not fun or a quick read as I had hoped; boring and juvenile is more like it.
This book is wonderfully written, surprising, touching, heartbreaking and vulnerable. I'm very glad she wrote this book. I know that the character penny lane played in the movie Almost famous was loosely based on this author. She must have been very charismatic aside from beautiful. It was very refreshing to hear the woman's perspective It made me want to read more of her books. You just can't help wishing good things for such a kind and warm spirit. We are all vulnerable human beings, with both flaws and gifts. How wonderful to go dancing through life as she did, living life to it's fullest. I tried explaining this book to some friends, for the most part they didn't understand, I suspect that is the general misconception, however they are wrong, and I will wait for them to read the book to talk to them about it.
Great chewing gum for the mind, and interesting cultural history. If you're a boomer who really wanted to run free with rock-n-rollers, this will be a treat for you. Pamela is a happy and spiritual being, and always has been, and no doubt this was part of her appeal to so many musicians. Carry on, Miss Pamela!
Great book. Keeps your interest from the start
tell all book on Mick Jagger, Don Johnson, Jimmy Page, Jim Morrison and on and on...
Not as fun of a read as I hoped! Very simplistic writing and very dry!
The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. She traveled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. As a member of the GTO's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell-all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.
I loved this book! I am now reading the sequel to it: Take Another Little Piece of My Heart. As a young teenager in the 70's, I had heard of Miss Pamela, but never knew anything about her. Yes, this book is filled with all the big Rock and Roll names and all the outrageous, drugged-out, sexual exploits that you would expect from this book. But what I took away the most from this book, was Pamela's spirit. A spirit so loving and open that I totally admire her and wish I was like her, being the complete, uptight opposite. She is now one of my female heroines of all time.
Boring, whiny, adolescent.
This book is a real hoot. If you were a child of the 60's & 70's you will remember all of the stars that she slept with. Her big claim to fame is that she made plaster casts of ... (well, use you imagination) of all of the men she slept with. I wonder where the collection is now??