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“This juicy page-turner will have rock gossip tongues wagging their tales!” —Kate Pierson of the B-52’s
Cherry Vanilla’s memoir takes us from the birth of rock to the explosion of punk, with memorable detours through the sexual revolution, the women’s lib movement, and the Theater of the Ridiculous. A wunderkind on Madison Avenue in the swinging sixties, Cherry found fame as a DJ in clubs in Manhattan and on the French Riviera, starred in Andy Warhol’s Pork in London, and gained notoriety as a groupie. Working as David Bowie’s PR rep (and occasional lover), she played a major part in introducing him to the US market. She was on the front lines of punk, one of the few successful women in the genre; her backing band was the Police. But from unwanted pregnancies to poverty and public ridicule, Lick Me also takes us through Cherry’s challenges and reveals the full life of a woman who fearlessly lived her dreams.