Living Like A Runaway

Living Like A Runaway

Book - 2016
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The legendary lead guitarist of The Runaways presents a brutally honest memoir in which she opens up about her violently abusive marriage to a metal rocker and how her escape and freedom cost her the sons she stayed in the marriage to protect.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9780062270641
0062270648
Branch Call Number: 782.42092 FORD
Characteristics: x, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.

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VcrRocker
May 10, 2016

As being a heavy metal guitar player myself for the last 35 years, Lita's book was a given to read. I like The Runaways but really had no clue about Lita's career.

The book is a quick/short read - for all the circles Lita walked in she really had minimal stories and name dropping moments to speak of. When she does there is little info, or it's regurgitated (Tony Iommi's hand injury).

I think the book is an opportunity squandered. Lita comes across as a polite girl but in reality is a headache to work with. I don't buy the wholesomeness she puts forth in the book. It also seems she may be gagged due to potential lawsuits. Zero info on ex-husband(s), and she clams up about her 2 kids alienating her.

The book is a tribute to Lita's greatness - manufactured or earned. I gagged when I saw the Guitar Player Legend Award - check out Lita's guitar prowess on Youtube....then check out Nita Strauss on Youtube...nuff said.

PS - For a proper story on the Runaways read Cherie Currie's "Neon Angel". Maybe Lita should have read it too.

5 out of 10

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