Faithfull: An Autobiography [NOOK Book]

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From pop stardom through the depths of addiction to her punk-rock comeback, Marianne Faithfull's life captures rock 'n' roll at its most decadent and its most destructive. Faithfull's first hit, 1964's "As Tears Go By," opened doors to the hippest circles in London. There she frolicked with the most luminous of the young, rich, and reckless, including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
Her legendary affair with Mick Jagger produced one hit single, "Sister Morphine,"...
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Faithfull: An Autobiography

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Overview

From pop stardom through the depths of addiction to her punk-rock comeback, Marianne Faithfull's life captures rock 'n' roll at its most decadent and its most destructive. Faithfull's first hit, 1964's "As Tears Go By," opened doors to the hippest circles in London. There she frolicked with the most luminous of the young, rich, and reckless, including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
Her legendary affair with Mick Jagger produced one hit single, "Sister Morphine," and countless headlines. Faithfull left the relationship a strung-out junkie. Struggling to kick drugs and revive her musical career, she recorded Broken English in 1979, an edgy, hard-hitting, critical triumph. As honest in her autobiography as in her music, Faithfull is a searing, intimate portrait of a woman who examines her adventures and misadventures without flinching, without apology.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Early in this engrossing if somewhat disturbing autobiography, rock 'n' roll star Faithful remarks, ``The ony way I could handle being on tour with all these weird people was to treat it as a sociological study.'' This approach aptly describes her dissection of her own life as well. Faithful is more analytical, ironic, self-scrutinizing and literate than most celebrity autobiographers. Writing with Dalton ( Mr. Mojo Risin' ), she depicts with penetrating insight the world of ``free love, psychedelic drugs, fashion, Zen, Nietzsche, tribal trinkets, customized Existentialism, hedonism and rock 'n' roll'' that absorbed her energies from the beginning of her singing career as a teenager in 1960s London. From her tumultuous four-year relationship with Mick Jagger through her descent into junkydom to her ``comeback'' in the late '70s as a punk-rock diva, Faithful embodies rock culture at both its most glamorous and most destructive. A self-described ``victim of cool,'' she is nevertheless a tough (and often astutely feminist) commentator on the underside of the rock 'n' roll dream. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461660972
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/6/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 316,367
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Sad

    Marriane is a nasty mean person who thinks way too highly of herself. This book isn't worth reading, she really has nothing of interest to say.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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