Wild Child: Life with Jim Morrison

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Linda Ashcroft offers an intimate memoir of Jim Morrison at the height of his career. This vivid portrait is based on her diaries from the four-year period when she knew Morrison. "Wild Child," one of Morrison's most popular songs, was written for Ashcroft. Morrison's dreams and demons, and the meaning behind his lyrics and poems, are revealed through Ashcroft's evocative writing. Wild Child is a richly detailed and passionate account of what life was like with the legendary Doors singer. It is also the first ...
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Overview

Linda Ashcroft offers an intimate memoir of Jim Morrison at the height of his career. This vivid portrait is based on her diaries from the four-year period when she knew Morrison. "Wild Child," one of Morrison's most popular songs, was written for Ashcroft. Morrison's dreams and demons, and the meaning behind his lyrics and poems, are revealed through Ashcroft's evocative writing. Wild Child is a richly detailed and passionate account of what life was like with the legendary Doors singer. It is also the first book to illuminate the mystery of Morrison's death through the words of the woman who was with him when he died in Paris, Pamela Courson. Before flying to Paris, Morrison told the author: "It may have been in bits and pieces, but I gave you the best of me." In return, Linda Ashcroft gives us the best of Jim Morrison.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560252498
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 634,666
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    'Love cannot save you from your own fate.' - J. Morrison

    I must admit this was an amazing book to read, but it is very hard to believe. There has been speculation that Ms. Ashcroft made up a lot of the things in here, because it has been reviewed that a lot of the dates she proposes she was with him, do not match up. Although most things about Jim Morrison are hard to believe anyways, I mean, there are still people out there who think he is alive. Overall, this was a very good book, but do to the doubts that it is all true, it kind of takes away from it. If you are a Jim Morrison/Doors fan I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    Jim's Wild Child

    I loved this book. I never cry during movies or reading books, but I cried alot. The relationship they shared was amazing. They were so in tune to each other. People would be lucky to have a fraction of the understanding they had for each other. A great book and a great love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    Eat Your Heart Out

    This is one of the best books I've read in awhile, following my latest favorite, 'Prozac Nation' -- This goes into depth about a naive red headed Capricorn and her run in with the late Jim Morrison, who met her when she was barely 15. The depth of this is amazing -- showing how much he cared for her, his music, and his loves, including Pamela, who was much more to him than a petty groupie. However. Unlike being loved in the eye of Morrison, Linda Ashcroft shows the relationship she grew with him, which was more of a friendship than anything. It's beautiful and emotional and the most romatic book I've read. 5 stars straight up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2004

    Who knows what to believe

    I read the book wild child by linda ashcroft from front to back and at the end i cried like a wimp. This book is very descriptive, and a good read, but after i read the book i read some of the reviews about the book and im not sure who to beleive, i guess the only person who would be able to tell us the true story is jim and obviously hes dead, in wild child there is kind of a twist at the end that made me hate pam but i dont hate her because i dont know what happened. Its a great read and delves into there relationship whether it be real or fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Wild Child is Great!!!!!

    Wild Child was a great book, I found myself laughing and crying all the way through the book. Within two weeks I read it 3 times...anyone who is a Jim Morrison fan, I recomend this book for you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2003

    Wild Child is great!

    I really enjoyed Wild Child. When i got this book, all i wanted to do was read it. I find myself sometimes almost crying, and laughing. Linda Ashcroft did a great job on the book. It too is the only book i read twice!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2003

    Great Book of Fiction

    The book is beautifully written, but untrue. There is no way that the events happened with the Doors' touring schedule. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to people, but it should be listed as fiction, not a biography.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2001

    Amazing Author; Unsure of Validity

    I have to say, it's not often that I am captured quite so completely by a book. I found myself laughing, hoping, dreaming, and even weeping with Linda. I felt like I was sixteen and in love with Jim Morrison. Not the rock star, the person. Linda Ashcroft has an incredible writing ability, however I was heartbroken to face the reality of not being able to believe more than a paragraph or two of the story. In retrospect, It felt like I was living inside the poetic fantasy of a naive sixteen year old. And I find it quite suspiciuos that she chose not to write the book until everyone involved had died and all physical evidence had been stolen. Hmmm...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2000

    Fun to read, but don't believe it

    If I had written my fantasies of Jim Morrison down and published them into a book, it may resemble this one. However, Ashcroft's delusions are a little disturbing; too detailed and too incredible. And that is also what is so engaging to read-you wish it were true,and that Jim was as thoroughly romantic and wonderful! What stands out is the lack of any photos of Linda & Jim, or even Linda herself. Did she lose those photos as well?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2000

    Wild Children

    Wild Child made me a Jim Morrison fan. It may be the definitive book about Jim Morrison as a writer and man. On the cover there is a quote by Allen Ginsberg that says, 'Wild Child opens a door and gives an unobstructed view of the human side of genius.' Linda Ashcroft captured the feeling and spirit of the times and gave me a flesh and bone Jim Morrison to admire and miss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2000

    Wild Child

    When I started to read this book, I couldn't put it down. There are so many books out there about The Doors, but many focus on the negative side of Jim Morrison; not this one! It shows a different side to Jim, one a girl couldn't help fall for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2000

    Beautiful Documentation of a Beautiful Man

    This is one of the best and most honest books I have ever read. I never knew of Linda Ashcroft until this book, and it is an interesting and love filled story. I always pictured Jim devoted to Pam, but evidetally not according to Linda Ashcroft's story. To anyone who loves, or hates Jim, read this book to get insight on the 'man inside the genious'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 1999

    The Best of Him

    Linda Ashcroft wrote the best book I have ever read about Jim Morrison. She let him be known has a wonderful human being not some mad rock-n-roll star. Ashcroft lead us into detail to who he was and what he wanted to be. I found the book very moving. I am sure it took a lot of courage and strength to let the world in on her time spent with Jim.

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