Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll

Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll

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by Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Charles R. Cross
     
 

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Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy Wilson have always stood apart—certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to

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Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy Wilson have always stood apart—certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists.

In Kicking & Dreaming, Ann and Nancy recount a journey that has taken them from the back roads of Vancouver, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success—and sometimes excess. They reveal the truth about the relationships that inspired "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You," the reality of life on the road as single women and then as mothers, and the thrill of performing and in some cases partying with their rock idols. Through it all, the sisters draw strength from a family bond that trumps everything else.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Daily News
“Righteously entertaining….[it] shows just what it’s like to be a woman who rocks, then and now.”
USA Today
“Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson—better known as the faces and voices of Heart—look back on the personal and professional struggles and triumphs that define their legacy as one of rock’s pioneering female-fronted, creatively autonomous acts.”
Miami Herald
“Thorough and entertaining….[Kicking and Dreaming is] satisfying for its breadth and spirit….the Wilsons write movingly and with a sense of humor.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062101686
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
172,979
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Ann & Nancy Wilson are the leaders of the rock band Heart, whose albums have sold thirty-five million records worldwide. They continue to tour all over the world. In 2013, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Ann & Nancy Wilson are the leaders of the rock band Heart, whose albums have sold thirty-five million records worldwide. They continue to tour all over the world. In 2013, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Charles R. Cross has written nine books, including Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain, which was a New York Times bestseller, won the 2002 ASCAP Award for Outstanding Biography, and was called "one of the most moving and revealing books ever written about a rock star" by the Los Angeles Times. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Room Full of Mirrors: The Biography of Jimi Hendrix and was the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll, with Ann and Nancy Wilson. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now Ann & Nancy can tell the straight on story of Heart in their own words and fans won't have to worry about the indignity of their identities being switched around or listen to the same old unimaginative questions being asked. I was glad to see input from the other band mates as well. They shared many personal family stories and some good old sex, drugs and rock and roll tales! Rock on ladies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A simple and intersting telling of the truth as they see it. Openess with no pompous bull about their talents or greatness and much about their journey you did not know. Should have MANY MANY MORE PICTURES!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Heart. This book takes you into the most intimate parts of Ann and Nancy Wilson's life including the good and the bad. I appreciate their music even more now. I enjoyed the video clips of Ann and Nancy talking on several subjects. It's a must read if you are a avid Heart fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like I was along for the ride. Fans will love this book!
maximus1 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book am 53 years old and still remember back working for Wentworth by the Sea in NH Dreamboat Annie and Little Queen would play where the empoyee's hung out. Heart and and I always connected and still love there music because they really do care about it and of course love it. Have my Ann Wilson Story when I was in the Coast Guard stationed in Seattle in 1995 and went into Fred Meyer's and saw Ann buying some fruit, didn't say anything because I just wasn't sure what to say. When she left went to the cashier and said was that Ann Wilson of HEART she said yes she's the real deal and that sums it up the Wilson sisters are and alway will be the real deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An Open, Honest rendering of the real world of Artisic Dreamers; and a must read for ALL Mothers who want to raise (especially their daughters) their children with the most well informed kind of encouragement possible. All Children are Dreamers. Therefore, shouldn't parents try to educate themselves about the realities of the road of life their children may choose to follow in search of their dreams? Regardless of the dream, their are always bumps along the path. This book is truly about Sisters who overcame every obstacle and ugly reality that their road to their Dreams through at them and continue to land on top.
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I knew of HEART athough I was not a follower.  I could to sing along to a few of tunes. In the 70's many were over played on stations repeatedly, making it difficult to learn more about the basic personalities and the soul that each offered to their songs. This book helped me understand the makings of each sister. I would recommend this as a good read to those who want to learn MORE of the human side Not just the fame. Buy a cd for greastest hits for that. Unlike many others, this was not wrte with the attempt to inform you of whose famous shoulders that they rubbed.It is about them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This takes you through the story of Heart from the Wison sisters as children all the way through present day, in both their voices. I've always admired their amazing talents, and now admire them as women every bit as much.
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I love heart and this book is well written. You can actually see and feel what it was like for this band. Keep on rocking!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought Ann & Nancy where very honest and straight forward! I coudnt put the book down. At times I felt it was scattered or confusing but in any event I thought it was a excellent book and I would recomend it to anyone who enjoys not only Heart but biographys! Happy reading,
bleacherbum99 More than 1 year ago
It's like being in the back seat and riding along down the Canadian highways with the Wilson sisters. Excellent read. The pair tell their tale of the unlikely trip they took to the top and the parties they took in along the way. quick read and very fun book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book so far.
rach8789 More than 1 year ago
This book was an enjoyable, quick read, but didn't go into the heady days of fame as much as I would have wished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was told tht lesbi.an.s come here? Anyone here?
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Res 4 plz... u got locked
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Yeah. How bout dinner at candles res 2