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December 15, 2005

Another Holiday Gift Suggestion

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

In her memoir "I'm With the Band," Pamela Des Barres recalls the adventures she had back in the '60s, playing groupie with the likes of Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison. When it was first published in 1987, the book was widely-loved both for its X-rated tales and for Des Barres' voice, which is a charming mixture of the frank and the hilarious. She's a dirty-innocent flower-child -- so credulous, unembarassed, and full of blissed-out delight as to be a camp hoot, yet wised-up and insightful too, if in a very dizzy way. An example: the book's first chapter is entitled "Let Me Put It In, It Feels All Right." If that doesn't jolt you out of your drowsiness and make you want to start reading ... well, then you were probably one of those kids in my English class who got better grades than I did, and the hell with you.

The book, which I'm tempted to call a pop classic, has recently been reissued.



posted by Michael at December 15, 2005


A classic indeed!

Don't hate me because I have a first edition. And really don't hate me because I got it for $1.50 at a lawn sale.

Pamela Des Barres rocks.

Posted by: chelsea girl on December 15, 2005 10:00 PM

A more recent sex, drugs, and rock & roll classic is "The Dirt", by Motley Crue. Really an amazing book, a deadpan and extremely funny take on rock excess. I highly recommend it.

Posted by: MQ on December 15, 2005 11:47 PM

And a nice cover photo on this reissue, what!

Posted by: Michael Serafin on December 16, 2005 12:14 PM

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