Take Another Little Piece of My Heart

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart
Take Another Little Piece of My Heart

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart

A Groupie Grows Up
By Pamela Des Barres, Foreword by Michael Des Barres

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320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $19.95)

ISBN 9781556528002

Rights: US & CA

Chicago Review Press (Sep 2008)

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Overview

Candid insights on reconciling a love of sex and rock 'n' roll with raising a family
Pamela Des Barres, celebrated “queen of the groupies,” chronicled her adventures with rock stars in her bestseller I’m with the Band. This book picks up where that one left off, with Pamela embarking on marriage and motherhood, all the while sharing quarters and making friends with stars: Don Johnson, Steve Jones, Sylvester Stallone, Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bernhard. But this is a survivor’s story—about the anguish of coping with loved ones’ addictions, about suffering divorce, about the joys and terrors of raising a gifted son. And Pamela comes through it all with her grace, charm, and generous sense of humor intact. Now updated to include the next sixteen years of Pamela’s adventures, this is a rollicking, piquant, and heartbreaking memoir.

Reviews

"Indisputably juicy." —Publishers Weekly

"It reads like a novel . . . a chatty, entertaining account . . . funny and fearless. . . . Certainly now, as a late bloomer chronicling the collapse of a rock-and-roll life style as vigorously as she described its heyday, Pamela Des Barres is having the last laugh.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times Book Review

“Bursting with candor and bittersweet warmth.” —Rolling Stone

"Rock's groupie supreme . . . offers new insights into the particulars of the sexual engine that drives rock, this time from the wiser perspective of a mature Miss Pamela. Ms. Des Barres's decision to tell her story is an act of liberation in today’s post-feminist terms. . . . There's still much to learn from Ms. Des Barres about the rock world's hidden history and its groundings in desire." —The New York Times

"She charms me every time she refuses to regret. And she regrets nothing." —Los Angeles Times

Dishy and readable—[Des Barres'] writing style is always chatty, witty, and conversational." —The Austin Chronicle blog Earache!

Author Biography

Pamela Des Barres is the author of I'm with the Band and Let's Spend the Night Together. A spokesperson for her generation, she is an authority on classic rock and the freewheelin' rock 'n' roll lifestyle. She has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and many other magazines.Michael Des Barres is an actor, a musician, and the ex-husband of Pamela Des Barres.