Reckless: My Life as a Pretender

Reckless: My Life as a Pretender➷ [Reading] ➹ Reckless: My Life as a Pretender By Chrissie Hynde ➬ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer songwriter undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger, sexiness, stag Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four Life as Epub Þ decades the singer songwriter undisputed leader of the Pretenders, 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 assedness into such a potent and alluring package From Tatooed Love Boys and Brass in Pocket to Talk of the Town and Back on the Chain Gang, her signature songs project a unique mixture of toughness and vulnerability that millions of men and women have related to A kind Reckless: My PDF/EPUB or of one woman secret tunnel linking punk and new wave to classic guitar rock, she is one of the great luminaries in rock history Now, in her no holds barred memoir Reckless, Chrissie Hynde tells, with all the fearless candor, sharp humor and depth of feeling we ve come to expect, exactly where she came from and what her crooked, winding path to stardom entailed Her All American upbringing in 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 My Life as MOBI ó rock who came through Cleveland Mitch Ryder, David Bowie, Jeff Back, Paul Butterfield and Iggy Pop among them Her shocked witness into 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 London inessentially 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 boutique Craft Must Wear Clothes But The Truth Loves To Go Naked , first hand 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 the original line up of The Pretenders, their work on the indelible first album The Pretenders, and the rocket ride to Instant stardom, with all the disorientation and hazards that involved The it 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 is, among other things, one of rock s great survivors We are lucky to be living in 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. 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 interesting in interviews, was going to be writing her memoirs I was dying to know what went into 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 Th 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 interesting in interviews, was going to be writing her memoirs I was dying to know what went into 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 interesting pages of her witnessing the Kent State riots in 1970 The remainder is a collection of whining about the difficulties of living a comfortable existence as a indulged daughter of two loving parents in suburban Ohio, her all consuming love of drugs, how much she hated living in 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 immaterial that she devoted almost no time to its 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 into it to make it so I ll still love the songs, but do yourself a favor and skip this one 3.5 stars Reckless is a great title for this book AND for Chrissie Hynde This woman has been through some serious shit Most of it self inflicted and just plain crazy STDs, drugs and Rock Roll she s been through it 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 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 3.5 stars Reckless is a great title for this book AND for Chrissie Hynde This woman has been through some serious shit Most of it self inflicted and just plain crazy STDs, drugs and Rock Roll she s been through it 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 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 up in a dumpster behind a 711, anyway You can t hang out with hard bikers without putting yourself in danger That one was as true then as it is now, and believe me, THAT was some real danger Overall, I m glad I listened to Chrissie s story It s a story of using caution and NOT being reckless Not if you want to continue to live I liked that she remained herself throughout and took responsibility for her actions This story is not pretty and it s not for everyone, but I enjoyed listening to Rosanna Arquette narrate this crazy lady s reckless life I 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 of two 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 wit I 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 of two 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 is a huge Chrissie fan and I won t let him read this because it will ruin his fantasy of her Very disappointing I really wanted to enjoy this as Hynde is one of my favourite rock stars There are some great stories in here and an insight into a massive decade or so of rock history But it s poorly structured, poorly written and fragmented In short, it needs the firm hand of a good editor Leave the book and pop on a Pretenders album instead. This book was a major disappointment I really like the Pretenders and even have her solo album Stockholm on vinyl But this book is so repetitive At least 75% of the book goes on and on about her drug abuse, which gets really boring after a 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 This book was a major disappointment I really like the Pretenders and even have her solo album Stockholm on vinyl But this book is so repetitive At least 75% of the book goes on and on about her drug abuse, which gets really boring after a 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 I generally steer clear of books recommended on NPR, but in this case, the author suggested that I not buy her fucking book.http www.npr.org 2015 10 06 4460834I 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 tour interview Sheesh I generally steer clear of books recommended on NPR, but in this case, the author suggested that I not buy her fucking book.http www.npr.org 2015 10 06 4460834I 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 tour interview Sheesh If you like Chrissie Hynde and think her music is brilliant, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK She seems like she is a complete idiot who has not learned very much from her life experiences. How 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, tells it like it is without artifice, but it s just not very interesting Very few people go from under achiever groupie to rock star but CH matter of fact style of writing and focus on minutia drains the drama out of her story. 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 work She writes with engaging prose, irreverent wit, and manic energy In short, she delivers just what I expected, and I found it entertaining Her reckless lifestyle isn t one I envy or admire, but her main focus is always on the excellent music, her true art. This book is in a word BORING I pushed myself to finish it even though I have several other books in the queue 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 in a band, or be a musician, apparently nothing else to do, and since she doesn t seem competent enough to perf This book is in a word BORING I pushed myself to finish it even though I have several other books in the queue 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 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 people in any other kind of job why not be a musician I was really hoping for some interesting insight into the London punk rock scene or early 80 s music maybe some personal insights 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 somewhatinteresting but it was just a little too late for me Also, since Chrissie is now no longer a Yankee she uses a lot of what I would assume is British slang, who knew a vagina was called a flue probably a good one to remember So sometimes I had no idea what she was talking about Clearly this is not someone you want to hang out and have a cheeseburger with being that she is 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 in all, Chrissie comes off as a not very likable, semi talented person who was in the right place at the right time with the right people and was able make a career out of it Good for her, but please don t waste your hard earned money on this piece of shite

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    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub sixties My Life as MOBI ó rock who came through Cleveland Mitch Ryder, David Bowie, Jeff Back, Paul Butterfield and Iggy Pop among them Her shocked witness into 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 London inessentially 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 boutique Craft Must Wear Clothes But The Truth Loves To Go Naked , first hand 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 the original line up of The Pretenders, their work on the indelible first album The Pretenders, and the rocket ride to Instant stardom, with all the disorientation and hazards that involved The it 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 is, among other things, one of rock s great survivors We are lucky to be living in 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. 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 interesting in interviews, was going to be writing her memoirs I was dying to know what went into 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 Th 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 interesting in interviews, was going to be writing her memoirs I was dying to know what went into 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 interesting pages of her witnessing the Kent State riots in 1970 The remainder is a collection of whining about the difficulties of living a comfortable existence as a indulged daughter of two loving parents in suburban Ohio, her all consuming love of drugs, how much she hated living in 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 immaterial that she devoted almost no time to its 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 into it to make it so I ll still love the songs, but do yourself a favor and skip this one 3.5 stars Reckless is a great title for this book AND for Chrissie Hynde This woman has been through some serious shit Most of it self inflicted and just plain crazy STDs, drugs and Rock Roll she s been through it 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 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 3.5 stars Reckless is a great title for this book AND for Chrissie Hynde This woman has been through some serious shit Most of it self inflicted and just plain crazy STDs, drugs and Rock Roll she s been through it 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 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 up in a dumpster behind a 711, anyway You can t hang out with hard bikers without putting yourself in danger That one was as true then as it is now, and believe me, THAT was some real danger Overall, I m glad I listened to Chrissie s story It s a story of using caution and NOT being reckless Not if you want to continue to live I liked that she remained herself throughout and took responsibility for her actions This story is not pretty and it s not for everyone, but I enjoyed listening to Rosanna Arquette narrate this crazy lady s reckless life I 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 of two 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 wit I 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 of two 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 is a huge Chrissie fan and I won t let him read this because it will ruin his fantasy of her Very disappointing I really wanted to enjoy this as Hynde is one of my favourite rock stars There are some great stories in here and an insight into a massive decade or so of rock history But it s poorly structured, poorly written and fragmented In short, it needs the firm hand of a good editor Leave the book and pop on a Pretenders album instead. This book was a major disappointment I really like the Pretenders and even have her solo album Stockholm on vinyl But this book is so repetitive At least 75% of the book goes on and on about her drug abuse, which gets really boring after a 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 This book was a major disappointment I really like the Pretenders and even have her solo album Stockholm on vinyl But this book is so repetitive At least 75% of the book goes on and on about her drug abuse, which gets really boring after a 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 I generally steer clear of books recommended on NPR, but in this case, the author suggested that I not buy her fucking book.http www.npr.org 2015 10 06 4460834I 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 tour interview Sheesh I generally steer clear of books recommended on NPR, but in this case, the author suggested that I not buy her fucking book.http www.npr.org 2015 10 06 4460834I 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 tour interview Sheesh If you like Chrissie Hynde and think her music is brilliant, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK She seems like she is a complete idiot who has not learned very much from her life experiences. How 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, tells it like it is without artifice, but it s just not very interesting Very few people go from under achiever groupie to rock star but CH matter of fact style of writing and focus on minutia drains the drama out of her story. 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 work She writes with engaging prose, irreverent wit, and manic energy In short, she delivers just what I expected, and I found it entertaining Her reckless lifestyle isn t one I envy or admire, but her main focus is always on the excellent music, her true art. This book is in a word BORING I pushed myself to finish it even though I have several other books in the queue 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 in a band, or be a musician, apparently nothing else to do, and since she doesn t seem competent enough to perf This book is in a word BORING I pushed myself to finish it even though I have several other books in the queue 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 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 people in any other kind of job why not be a musician I was really hoping for some interesting insight into the London punk rock scene or early 80 s music maybe some personal insights 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 somewhatinteresting but it was just a little too late for me Also, since Chrissie is now no longer a Yankee she uses a lot of what I would assume is British slang, who knew a vagina was called a flue probably a good one to remember So sometimes I had no idea what she was talking about Clearly this is not someone you want to hang out and have a cheeseburger with being that she is 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 in all, Chrissie comes off as a not very likable, semi talented person who was in the right place at the right time with the right people and was able make a career out of it Good for her, but please don t waste your hard earned money on this piece of shite "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • Reckless: My Life as a Pretender
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • English
  • 22 March 2018
  • 0385540612