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Hardcover Somebody to Love?: A Rock-And-Roll Memoir Book

ISBN: 044652302X

ISBN13: 9780446523028

Somebody to Love?: A Rock-And-Roll Memoir

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A candid autobiography of the great rock diva of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, revealing her wild life at the forefront of the Sixties and Seventies counterculture. She has been called... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Tough to be a Rebel in a Mundane World

I have loved Grace Slick for such a long time that when this memoir first came out, I immediately bought it and read it with much glee. It is just what I expected from her and I am not disappointed at all. In fact, I am a little surprised, but not really shocked, that many did not give it better ratings. I wanted to learn more about Grace and her viewpoints and she was more than generous with her humour, wit and outlook. Honest too. What I love about Grace is the way she followed her own outlook on things. She side-stepped being defined by others and really didn't care too much about what others thought of her. In this.... she will have my love and admiration forever. True...... she didn't go deep into the personalities of the 60's icons much. She didn't give much insight into her songs and what they meant. What true artist does? But, she IS a hoot - and I bought the book because she is such a character. In fact..... I was so enamoured with this book that I wrote her publisher to say how much I enjoyed it. A few months later, I received an 8X10 signed glossy in the mail from her - postage due of course. I laughed. "That's my Grace" I thought. If you people out there can put your egos and expectations on the shelf and read this expose from a true 60's San Francisco survivor, I think you will find many things to like. Leave your morality, your preconceived notions and your judgemental placards at the door. After all, this is Grace's world - not yours. And, thank-you Grace for all those great tunes. I still listen. And thanks for just being yourself.

A great memoir from a living legend

I'm glad Grace wrote this autobiography; she truly is a unique woman and her book attests to it. "Somebody to Love?" is an easy and fast read filled with humor, wit, and honesty. Even though Grace is best known as a rock diva of the 1960's I like that she writes in equal portion about the 70's and 80's as well as the 60's. (Her entire life isn't centered around Jefferson Airplane and the 60's.) Reading this book, it's as if she has written it to you personally; it's like she's just come over to your house and plops down on the sofa, kicks up her heels on the coffee table, and tells you her life story. Grace is not only outrageous, but intelligent as well. She's nobody's fool and she'll let you know it. She has attitude and chutzpah, and that's what I love about her. What's more, Grace is candid in her autobiography with everything, good and bad.I learned a few things about her that I never knew, such as her fling with Jim Morrison (what heterosexual woman in her right mind wouldn't have wanted a fling with Morrison?), her bout with alcoholism, and her childhood (it was surprisingly normal). Grace has had her share of ups and downs, and through it all she remains true to herself and others. Although she knocks her age and body, I think she looks fantastic! And her smile still says it all. She is a testament of perseverance. Grace, you go girl!!

Fast and fun read....no age minimum required!

Fantastic, fun, and witty. This book is a fast read, full of short and enjoyable stories and anecdotes. Even the "lessons of life" were comical yet educational. You do not have to be a fan of Jefferson Airplane or to even have lived through the 60s to appreciate the contents of this book or the strong woman who lived and later compiled the stories covered in this book.

Incredible

I have been a fan of Grace Slick since I was very young. When the Airplace exploded into the 60's conciousness, I was right there with them, even if I was only 10. The music was fantastic and her attitude was better. I imagine that having a conversation with Grace would be just like reading this book. No holds barred, a little embellishment, lots of truth and funny funny funny. I loved it. Read it the first night I got it - couldn't put it down. Rock on Grace.

A great story of sex, drugs & rock 'n roll!

Having long been a fan of Grace Slick, I was thrilled to find that she'd written her autobiography. It's all here, from her early childhood interest in the arts to forming the band the Great Society with her then husband, Jerry Slick, to being asked by Jack Casady-bassist for Jefferson Airplane if she'd be interested in joining the band as their lead singer. She more or less said "why not" and it was the beginning of a long & illustrious career in rock. It's fun reading about all the rock stars she hung out with, particularly Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Dead, The Doors(including a one-night stand with the Lizard King himself, Jim Morrison) & other great Bay Area bands. Filled with a self-deprecating sense of humor, she writes of eventually becoming romantically involved with Airplane's resident genius, Paul Kantner, then giving birth to their daughter China. Grace writes with great humor and intelligence, and the book is a must for Jefferson Airplane/Starship fans.
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