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


320 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $17.99 (CA $23.99) (US $17.99)

ISBN 9781556528002

Rights: US & CA

Chicago Review Press (Sep 2008)


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Candid insights on reconciling a love of sex and rock 'n' roll with raising a family

Updated to include the escapades of the last 16 years of the "queen of the groupies," this rollicking, piquant, and sometimes heartbreaking follow-up to I’m With the Band documents Pamela Des Barres' struggles with postmodern marriage and motherhood. Covering the middle-passage years of the baby-boom generation, this biography portrays a hilarious, inspiring tussle with life’s adventures and adversities, from acting with Sylvester Stallone and dancing with Bob Dylan to making ends meet by rooming with struggling celebrities and selling cosmetics. For all its famous names and insider lore, this is a survivor’s story—about the anguish of coping with loved ones’ addictions, suffering divorce and loss, and the joys and terrors of raising a gifted son—told with grace, charm, and a generous sense of humor.


 "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 the bestselling memoirs I'm with the Band and Let’s Spend the Night Together. She has written for numerous publications, including Cosmopolitan, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone. She lives in Los Angeles. Michael Des Barres is an actor, a musician, and the ex-husband of Pamela Des Barres.