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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford. Then followed more than a decade of silence and darkness—until rock and roll repaid the debt it owed this pioneer, helped Lita reclaim her soul, and restored the Queen of Metal to her throne.
For Lita, life as a woman in the male-dominated rock scene was never easy, a constant battle with the music establishment. But then, at a low point in her career, came a tumultuous marriage that left her feeling trapped, isolated from the rock-and-roll scene for more than a decade, and—most tragically—alienated from her two sons. And yet, after a dramatic and emotional personal odyssey, Lita picked up her guitar and stormed back to the stage.
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Jim holding it up? I'm ready to give up and cancel the order.
This is going the way of Margaux Hemingway's memoir that was written, pushed back several times and never released. Any thoughts on if or when it will ever come out? Kitty In an interview a while back, she claimed that she had been working with a couple of different co-writers, and wasn't happy with any of them.
So she …more In an interview a while back, she claimed that she had been working with a couple of different co-writers, and wasn't happy with any of them. So she said she decided to write it on her own, and that was what was holding things up.
Now, whether or not that's true is a whole story unto itself See 2 questions about Living Like a Runaway…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I loved Lita growing up so I was stoked to get this book. Of course, I have had it since it came out a million years ago and sitting with the other not so new books in my stacks. I very much enjoyed this book and the stories Lita had to tell. Some things I didn't agree with but it's all good. We get to learn about the younger childhood years and her years with The Runaways. It was like walking th I loved Lita growing up so I was stoked to get this book.
It was like walking through the 80's and 90's with all the talk about the rocker bands and dudes she hung out with. Her mom loved it. I damn cried!! And I'm not going to get out my cd's and listen to it either!! I love the fact that Lita's parents supported her in what she wanted out of life.
Not all rock stars or people in general get that. Lita's mom was Italian and her dad British. It was also cool to find out that at one time Lita was managed by Sharon Osbourne and that Sharon and Ozzy would come to Lita's parents house for dinners.
They were pretty close until things with south with drugs and what not. Anyway, it was fun for me to read.
Most of it at any rate. Happy Reading! View all 15 comments. I debated upping this to 2 stars because, after all, it gives you a little bit of a picture of the rock scene of the late 70s and 80s and also because Lita Ford loves dachshunds and someone who has a soft point for dachshunds cannot be bad, but I just can't because I hated everything about this book.
It's just terrible I mean, no woman before Lita Ford ever played that kind of music. Do you think I'm repeating myself? Well, it's exactly what the book is doing and about times. I'm not even sure she considers there were other female rockers after her, because, she is, and will remain the Queen of Rock'n'Roll I mean, she just tells you about it about a dozen times at the very least.
The whole thing is dripping with internalized misogyny and although I know it's super common in Lita's generation, she's taking it to quite a high level and I just couldn't deal with that page after page. The rest is filled with totally tedious anecdotes it feels like she picked the most random ones without even trying to keep the reader interested If you want to read a Runaway memoir, I'd recommend Neon Angel a million times over this one! View 1 comment. Apr 25, Reese Copeland rated it it was amazing.
I have always been a Lita Ford fan. She's talented, she's beautiful and she shreds on the guitar better than most male guitarists I never knew much about her life, but this book was great to get an idea of what life was like for her and how she worked her way up the ranks to the Queen of Metal.
It's heart breaking regarding her family and children and you really feel for her, but wow. What an inspiration! I feel a little bit guilty rating this book so low. Lita comes across as a genuine person who has suffered a lot in the last 20 years. But the truth is, this book is badly written. Her co-writer must have worked for cheap.
The storytelling is amateurish, with confusing chronology even from paragraph to paragraph. It starts with Dee Snider's smoke-blowing preface though the story he tells does take on some more emotional heft when we hear the same one from Lita's perspective towards the end of th I feel a little bit guilty rating this book so low.
It starts with Dee Snider's smoke-blowing preface though the story he tells does take on some more emotional heft when we hear the same one from Lita's perspective towards the end of the book , and it just stays on a low level from there. I understand that Lita's not highly educated -- but then, that's why you get a good editor and co-writer. The Runaways period is the best in the book for me, especially since we have heard the stories from Joan and Cherie.
It's nice to see Lita's side of things. Once that period ends, it becomes half music memoir and half groupie memoir. I swear Lita must have slept with every rockstar that existed in the 80's.
Not true, of course, but her "and then Edward Van Halen and I had sex; and then my friend and I had a 5-way with Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi and some dude; and then I met up with Glenn Tipton once a year for a good shagging" and so on. She's constantly talking about how no one respected her as a musician because she was a girl. But I have to wonder if her actions made it easy for them to think of her as just another groupie who happened to play guitar. She also has a real tendency to blame everyone else for her career not working as well as she'd hoped, especially following the success of "Kiss Me Deadly".
It's always someone else who screwed her over, starting with Kim Fowley and moving through Sharon Osborne and RCA records and so many others. By the end of the book, Lita's in a much more positive place. That's coming out of the most intriguing portion of the book - a chronicle of her horrific 20 year marriage that recently ended.
She leaves out a lot of details -- out of disrespect for her ex and respect for her two sons, she says. But it's a gripping story just the same. It's nice to read about her putting her life and career back together following those events, even if she does have an exaggerated view of her own importance in rock history.
Outside of The Runaways and a handful of good singles, her music isn't all that. Yes, the woman can play guitar. Doesn't mean her albums are any good. Give me Joan's catalog over Lita's anyday. I am going to give this book an extra star that it probably doesn't deserve because I am always eager for more Runaways tales.
And that's a good part of the book. But the rest of it, I could take or leave. I wish it had been better-written. View 2 comments.
Actual Rating 2. I have always been obsessed with The Runaways. I wanted to be the Runaways, unfortunately I never learned how to play an instrument so there you go. Being apart of such an iconic band is amazing and then to go on and continue to pursue your career in such a male dominated field is extremely impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that Lita seems to have remained true to Actual Rating 2. Even more impressive is the fact that Lita seems to have remained true to herself.
So learning about Lita and her fantastic adventures were great. Unfortunately, the writing made it difficult to enjoy the book as a whole. Maybe now that I'm done I can get the song Kiss me Deadly out of my head. Sep 27, Ethan rated it really liked it.
If you're a fan of Lita Ford's style of raucous, high octane rock and roll, you will not be disappointed by her autobiography.
Lita has never been shy, and she delivers a book filled with all of the sex, drugs and rock n' roll adventures that take us through the genesis and downfall of The Runaways, her ascendancy to become the Queen of Shredding during the 80's Hair Metal era, and her turbulent and tragic family life after leaving the music scene for 15 years.
While Lita was certainly my teenag If you're a fan of Lita Ford's style of raucous, high octane rock and roll, you will not be disappointed by her autobiography. While Lita was certainly my teenage crush, I always respected her legitimate skills as a bona fide Guitar Hero. I was saddened to read how many of her peers, many who were also my teenage rock idols, did not respect her talent, and treated her with distain and sexism. Nevertheless, she persisted.
While many of those who stood in her way are long forgotten, Lita is still touring, recording and wearing the crown as the "Queen of Metal!
Sep 19, Rod rated it liked it Shelves: This is difficult: I sure hope they are different. Very similar to American Black people who run around still insisting they are oppressed victims.
Like my favorite Youtuber "Some Black Guy" roughly said: Black people have their own TV networks and Awards shows. There are Black Police officers everywhere. Endless successful Black business men, politicia This is difficult: So, Lita had help writing her life story Martina Fasano. I don't think either of them sat down and said, "How should we steer this book?
What should we emphasis and present you as? Do we want people to think you are a Slutty Bimbo moronic emotional disaster, or a Free-Rebellious woman conquering obstacles and leaving a proud dent in the world? The book appears to honest. And filled with endless mayhem and irresponsible romances and relationships I'm sure an Axle Rose book would be somewhat similar.
But would Axle label himself an oppressed Victim with the world against him???
A real man would own up to them. So the problem is that Lita doesn't seem to own up to her self inflicted onslaughts of rebellion and poor decisions. I still consider Lee Aaron to be the Metal Queen. I'm okay with that but please stop whining about how difficult and unfair your life and career have been. Retrieved Rovi Corporation.
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