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Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll by Ann and Nancy Wilson with Charles R. Cross

Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll by Ann and Nancy Wilson with Charles R. Cross

Once upon a time I had about a hundred eBooks housed in a library connected to an online retailer. If you know the site of which I speak, you know they folded at the turn of the year and gave customers a short window of opportunity to download and save. I managed to get twenty books to safety but unfortunately one of them wasn’t my copy of Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll, which…

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Spring Reading: Mama and Junior

Spring Reading: Mama and Junior

Remember me? Yes, it’s been quite a while since I last opined on a rock star memoir. Believe me when I say I hadn’t intended to let Chez BTRU go stale, and though people who advise on the proper way to live as a blogger tell you not to explain long absences, I feel I owe one. Since starting this blog I’ve posted reviews every other month – sometimes the gap is wider, but I deliver something. After posting my…

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Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford

Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford

When it comes to band histories, I like to read differing viewpoints from band members. It’s why you’ll find reviews of 3/4ths of KISS here, and when I first heard about Lita Ford’s book I couldn’t wait for it. Looking back at my review of Cherie Currie’s Neon AngelĀ and thinking about the Runaways movie, I wondered if I might have been unfair to Lita. Aside from her two big hits I know little of her solo career, and that movie…

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