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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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Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie

Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie

Neon Angel had been sitting in my Nook reader for a while, purchased not long after I watched The Runaways, which is based on lead vocalist Cherie Currie’s autobiography. While Currie’s book was first published over two decades ago, this revised edition – now featuring an introduction by co-Runaway Joan Jett and, by Currie’s admission, more material that pushes the book beyond the “young adult” reading age – coincided with the movie’s release. Just to warn you now, if you have…

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