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Somebody to Love?: A Rock-and-Roll Memoir (original 1998; edition 1999)

by Grace Slick, Andrea Cagan

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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 rock and roll's original female outlaw, as famous for her bad behavior as for her haunting singing voice. In her 25-year career as a musician, Grace Slick charted dozens of hits and sold millions of albums. From "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" to "Sarah" and "Miracles", the songs she performed became the anthems of a generation. Whether describing her antics at the White House with Abbie Hoffman or the unforgettable experience that was Woodstock, Slick's recollections have the same rich imagery found in her lyrics. In this provocative narrative, readers will discover the many sides of Grace Slick: as artistic pioneer; she records songs with Jerry Garcia and David Crosby; as practitioner of freedom and rebellion; she sleeps with Jim Morrison and gets arrested for DUI on three separate occasions (without actually being in a car); and as a loving mother to actress China Kantner, she tries to balance casual friendship with parental wisdom. Slick offers a revealing self-portrait of the complex woman behind the rock-outlaw image, and delivers a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred view of the people and spirit that defined a quarter-century of American pop culture. Wildly funny, candid, and evocative, Somebody to Love?tells what it was really like during, and after, the Summer of Love-and how one remarkable woman survived it all to remain today as vibrant and rebellious as ever.… (more)
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Title:Somebody to Love?: A Rock-and-Roll Memoir
Authors:Grace Slick
Other authors:Andrea Cagan
Info:Grand Central Publishing (1999), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Tags:Autobiography or Biography or Memoir, Rock n Roll, Paperbackswap.com, San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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I didn't find much new or insightful in this semi-ghost-written and very patchy collection of reminiscences and random ideas. ( )
  sfj2 | Nov 20, 2023 |
Life of Grace SLick ( )
  autumnesf | Feb 5, 2023 |
Surprisingly engaging. I feel like this book captures the Grace Slick I've known through the rock press for years, and adds some besides. There's nothing here for the non-fan, but for those of us who grew up with Slick, there's plenty. I wish she didn't hate her old-lady body so much, or so vocally, but it was all interesting. Not nearly enough photos, but lots of background info. Well worth a read if you love her music. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
Artist, singer, maybe-revolutionary .... not in this teeny bopper bio. Reads like the diary of a spoiled and over-sexed teen. I had so admired her singing, her longevity, her art - and so had reasonable hopes for this biography. Badly written, boring, trite, childish - even the sex (which dominates as a theme) portions read like some Cosmo tell-all article.
Grace - still admire you, am so sorry that this book doesn't do you justice ( )
1 vote TurtleCreekBooks | Jan 28, 2013 |
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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 rock and roll's original female outlaw, as famous for her bad behavior as for her haunting singing voice. In her 25-year career as a musician, Grace Slick charted dozens of hits and sold millions of albums. From "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" to "Sarah" and "Miracles", the songs she performed became the anthems of a generation. Whether describing her antics at the White House with Abbie Hoffman or the unforgettable experience that was Woodstock, Slick's recollections have the same rich imagery found in her lyrics. In this provocative narrative, readers will discover the many sides of Grace Slick: as artistic pioneer; she records songs with Jerry Garcia and David Crosby; as practitioner of freedom and rebellion; she sleeps with Jim Morrison and gets arrested for DUI on three separate occasions (without actually being in a car); and as a loving mother to actress China Kantner, she tries to balance casual friendship with parental wisdom. Slick offers a revealing self-portrait of the complex woman behind the rock-outlaw image, and delivers a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred view of the people and spirit that defined a quarter-century of American pop culture. Wildly funny, candid, and evocative, Somebody to Love?tells what it was really like during, and after, the Summer of Love-and how one remarkable woman survived it all to remain today as vibrant and rebellious as ever.

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