Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

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Miss O'Dell: Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Zee_Grega More than 1 year ago
One gets used to the self-flattery of biographies which makes Chris O'Dell's remarkable story all that more extraordinary: she takes pride in her accomplishments with pride but not conceit. Her biography should be required reading for anyone who wants to be in The Business. While being an attractive young woman didn't hurt her career any, her successes ultimately all came from her intelligence and her willingness to work hard at whatever needed done. None of the rock legends she encounters throughout her career suffered from a lack of hangers on - it's Miss O'Dell's smarts and moxie that made her so valuable. As savvy as she was, she wasn't perfect and she's the first one to tell you. She makes a series of poor choices and mistakes and when things go wrong in her life, she's very often the one at fault. To her credit, O'Dell takes responsibility for her screw ups without belittling herself or engaging in extended bouts of self-pity. She is sympathetic in part because she never asks for your sympathy, she simply tells it like it is. While many readers will be attracted to this book specifically because of the many famous people mentioned in it, I found that the most interesting person was always O'Dell herself. That's not to say she's not interesting when she's talking about others, though - she brings people like Ringo Starr or Eric Clapton to life quite vividly. Rock'n'roll was always a man's world, but she talks about the women in it that she encounters (most notably Pattie Boyd and Maureen Starkey) with all the respect they deserve as well. This is one of the rare books for which my chief complaint is that it wasn't long enough. Chris O'Dell is so engaging and interesting that I would love to hear even more from her.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the detail and insight into the private sides to some of the most iconic celebrities ever, but I was expecting more. Miss O'Dell tells a much more tame narrative compared to others that have been around rock stars. If you want secrets of drugs, sex & rock and roll, you'll be dissapointed. Otherwise an interesting read if you're a fan of the general celebrity experience.
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