Firm hand of a good editor Leave the book and pop on a Pretenders album nstead Sex drugs and rock and roll pretty much sum up what Chrissie Hynde s memoir covers I like her music with *the Pretenders and remember listening to their hits on my car radio while I was commuting to * Pretenders and remember listening to their hits on my car radio while I was commuting to She writes with engaging prose rreverent wit and manic energy In short she delivers just what I expected and I found t entertaining Her reckless lifestyle Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility: The Case of Professional Baseball in the United States and Japan isn t one I envy or admire but her main focuss always on the excellent music her true art This book Competitive People Strategy: How to Attract, Develop and Retain the Staff You Need for Business Success isn a word BORING I pushed myself to finish Strategies for Minimizing Risk Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ACT and Related Laws it even though I have several other booksn the ueue As others have stated the first 75% of this book focuses on Chrissie s unremarkable suburban middle class childhood and her blase rudderless boring drug fueled young teenage years and young adulthood While reading this I didn t even get the sense that she wanted to be The International Law of Biotechnology: Human Rights, Trade, Patents, Health and the Environment in a band or be a musician apparently nothing else to do and since she doesn t seem competent enough to perform or get along with peoplen any other kind of job why not be a musician I was really hoping for some Limits to Stakeholder Influence: Why the Business Case Won't Save the World interestingnsight Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games into the London punk rock scene or early 80 s music maybe some personalnsights Let's Talk 3 Student's Book into her relationships with Ray Davies and the guy that sang the Breakfast Club song not even mentioned but no not so much A little but really not much at all for having been there during the heyday Toward the end the last 25% or less she starts to talk about the band finally the band mates the struggles with drugs and alcohol life on the road performing etc and the book became somewhatnteresting but Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? it was just a little too late for me Also since Chrissies now no longer a Yankee she uses a lot of what I would assume European State Aid and Tax Rulings is British slang who knew a vagina was called a flue probably a good one to remember So sometimes I had nodea what she was talking about Clearly this s not someone you want to hang out and have a cheeseburger with being that she s a self professed STAUNCH and rather militant vegetarian she would probably gob you on your knob I saw her on watch what happens live last night Boring there too All The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra in all Chrissie comes off as a not very likable semi talented person who wasn the right place at the right time with the right people and was able make a career out of t Good for her but please don t waste your hard earned money on this piece of shit. And witness to the birth of the punk
movement and serial band aspirant And then at almost the last possible moment her meeting of the three musicians who comprised and serial band aspirant And then at almost the last possible moment her meeting of the three musicians who comprised original line up of The Pretenders their work on the ndelible first album “The Pretenders” and the rocket ride to “Instant” stardom with all the disorientation and hazards that The Lake involved Thet all comes crashing back down to earth with the deaths of lead guitarist James Honeyman Scott and bassist Peter Farndon leaving her bruised and saddened but far from beaten Because Chrissie Hynde Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way is among other things one of rock’s great survivors We are lucky to be livingn a golden age of great rock memoirs In the aptly titled Reckless Chrissie Hynde has given us one of the very best we have Her mesmerizing presence radiates from every line and page of this book.
REVIEW Reckless My Life as a PretenderI was really disappointed I was so excited to read about this rock legend who was from my hometown She really only talked about the Pretenders for the last 40 pages and she
COVERED NOTHING PAST THE DEATH OFnothing past the death of of the original members What she talked about was biker gangs drugs and 100 other characters that where a part of her life for a minute I had a hard time following where she was going and what she was saying about particular events She used a lot of expressions I wasn "t familiar with and I was often left wondering huh My husband s "familiar with and I was often left wondering huh My husband Selected Dialogues is huge Chrissie fan and I won t let him read this becauset will ruin his fantasy of her I generally steer clear of books recommended on NPR but An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love, in this case the author suggested that I not buy her fucking bookhttpwwwnprorg201510064460834I can understand not wanting to be part of the rape culture dialog that s her prerogative But she was downright hostile and basically refused to talk about her book on a book tournterview Sheesh How Four Corners Level 1b Workbook is this woman still alive Why are drugs random sex with strangershook ups with friendsthe song writing processtransatlantic journeys the punk sceneSo boring Honestly the author name drops tellst like Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders its without artifice but Love and Punishment (Beyond Fairytales series) it s just not verynteresting
Very few people go from under achiever groupie to rock star but CH matter of factfew people go from under achiever groupie to rock star but CH matter of fact of writing and focus on minutia drains the drama out of her story 35 starsReckless Crisis: The Anatomy of Two Major Foreign Policy Crises is a great title for this book AND for Chrissie Hynde This woman has been through some serious shit Most oft self Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives inflicted and just plain crazy STDs drugs and Rock Roll she s been throught all The book ends after two of The Pretenders died a long time ago and I think that s apt because that s when her recklessness ended mostly too Growing up Kaltblau in the sixties allowed her to do a lot of things that could not be done now You can t knock on the windows of cars and ask someone to take you somewhere not without worrying you ll end upn a dumpster behind a 711 anyway You can t hang out with hard bikers without putting yourself n danger That one was as true then as t Between Octobers is now and believe me THAT was some real dangerOverall I m glad I listened to Chrissie s story It s a story of using caution and NOT being reckless Notf you want to continue to live I liked that she remained herself throughout and took responsibility for her actions This story Julian 3: The Works of the Emperor Julian is not pretty andt s not for eve. Chrissie Hynde for nearly four decades the singersongwriter undisputed leader of the Pretenders Contemporary Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia is a justly legendary figure Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger sexiness stage presence knack for putting words to music gorgeous voice and just all around kick assednessnto such a potent and alluring package From “Tatooed Love Boys” and “Brass n Pocket” to “Talk of the Town” and “Back on the Chain Gang” her signature songs project a uniue mixture of toughness and vulnerability that millions of men and women have related to A kind of one woman secret tunnel linking punk and new wave to classic guitar rock she s one of the great luminaries Second Biennial Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Iowa: For the Fiscal Period Ending June 30, 1883 (Classic Reprint) in rock history Nown her no holds barred memoir Reckless Chrissie Hynde tells with all the fearless candor sharp humor and depth of feeling we’ve come to. Ryone but I enjoyed listening to Rosanna Aruette narrate this crazy lady s reckless life This book was a major disappointment I really like the Pretenders and even have her solo album Stockholm on vinyl But this book s so repetitive At least *75% of the book goes on and on about her drug abuse which gets really boring after * of the book goes on and on about her drug abuse which gets really boring after while And only about the last 50 pages are about the Pretenders and then only the early days as the book comes to an abrupt unsatisfactory conclusion when the band s guitar player dies even though the band continued on for many years Not recommended at all If you like Chrissie Hynde and think her music s brilliant DO NOT READ THIS BOOK She seems like she s a complete diot who has not learned very much from her life experiences It s a rare and special thing when a memoir can rob you of almost all the respect you had for an artist I ve been a Pretenders fan most of my life and was thrilled when I learned that Chrissie Hynde who always seemed so clever and First Cosmic Velocity interestingn Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills interviews was going to be writing her memoirs I was dying to know what wentnto her process as a songwriter and a musician and to hear about how she fought her way through the boy s club of rock n roll to find her place and voice at the top This book contains about 10 pages on that and 10 pretty nteresting pages of her witnessing the Kent State riots n
1970 The remainder Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4 is a collection of whining about the difficulties of living a comfortable existence as andulged daughterThe remainder s a collection of whining about the difficulties of living a comfortable existence as a ndulged daughter two loving parents Tryst with Prosperity in suburban Ohio her all consuming love of drugs how much she hated livingn America how much she loved bumming around Europe doing drugs and shoplifting listening to music and drugs and dropping names and doing drugs Oh and drugs I m at a loss as to how she thought that her career as an artist was so Tryst with Prosperity: Indian Business and the Bombay Plan of 1944 immaterial that she devoted almost no time tots discussion I am so disappointed and disgusted to have put up with so much worthless background to have no payoff of what the Pretenders became how they got there and what she put Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During Prohibition intot to make Code Name: Bikini it so I ll still love the songs but do yourself a favor and skip this one Very disappointing I really wanted to enjoy this as Hyndes one of my favourite rock stars There are some great stories Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy in here and annsight nto a massive decade or so of rock history But t s poorly structured poorly written and fragmented In short Legenden von Nuareth - Heldentaten it needs the. Expect exactly where she came from and what her crooked winding path to stardom entailed Her All American upbringingn Akron Ohio a child of postwar power and prosperity Her soul capture along with tens of millions of her generation by the gods of sixties rock who came through Cleveland Mitch Ryder David Bowie Jeff Back Paul Butterfield and Iggy Pop among them Her shocked witness Doctor Who in 1970 to the horrific shooting of student antiwar protestors at Kent State Her weakness for the sorts of men she calls “the heavy bikers” and “the get down boys” Her flight from Ohio to Londonn 1973 essentially to escape the former and pursue the latter Her scuffling years as a brash reviewer for New Musical Express shop girl at the Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood boutiue 'Craft Must Wear Clothes But The Truth Loves To Go Naked' first