March 16, 2010
March 16, 2010
The lead singer of the Runaways discusses her life with the band; her struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence; what it was like to be a teenage girl in the media spotlight; and the factors that led to the end of the band.
Cherie Currie, sexy blonde teenage singer for The Runaways, describes her lightning-quick rise to rock superstardom. The book's title comes from the band's song "Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin," and the "ruin" aspect of the experience plays heavily in Currie's account. ******, drug abuse, riots, jail, and exhaustion are all part of what she faces in her transformation from Bowie-loving teenager to stadium-filling sensation. Producer Kim Fowley comes across as the book's manipulative villain, taking advantage of the band in more ways than one. Those looking for a broad-scope portrait of The Runaways or in-depth analysis of the band's dynamics should look elsewhere; NEON ANGEL is a gritty, personal, blow-by-blow account of Currie's emotional rollercoaster during a chaotic and often abusive period in her life.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment + Performing Arts, Personal Memoirs
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Entertainment + Performing Arts
- Publisher: It Books
- Pages: 348
- Language: English
- Release Date: March 16, 2010
- Author: Cherie Currie
- Online Item #: 12222660
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-1634
- ISBN: 9780061961359
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported