Cherie Currie: Neon Angel

Cherie Currie: Neon Angel

HarperCollins Publishers

At the tender age of fifteen, groundbreaking lead singer Cherie Currie joined a group of talented girls - Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums - who could rock like no one else.

Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, The Runaways catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums - headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie while riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, and touring the world.More...

At the tender age of fifteen, groundbreaking lead singer Cherie Currie joined a group of talented girls - Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums - who could rock like no one else.

Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, The Runaways catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiums - headlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie while riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, and touring the world.

A shocking, funny, and touching re-creation of a bygone era of rock and roll that chronicles the Runaways' rise to fame and ultimate demise, Neon Angel is also an intensely personal account of Currie's struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence in a decadent, high-pressure music scene - a world of uncontrolled excess where she and her unsupervised bandmates had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should.

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I had always been able to gaze in the mirror and see whatever I wanted to see. After all, mirrors are only as truthful as the eyes that are looking into them.

Chapter 32

The friendships that you form when you're a teenager are among the most intense you will ever experience.

Chapter 27

Faith is all very well, until the real world comes along and snatches away everything that you hold dear. Then suddenly everything is thrown into sharp focus.

Chapter 30

Even perfection can become routine.

Chapter 1

There are only two types of people in this world - the people who do the DOING, and the people who have stuff done to them.

Chapter 3

Life is full of tough situations. It's how you react to them, that's what matters.

Chapter 4

Sometimes it’s easier to pretend that something is not happening rather than deal with it.

Chapter 14

Sometimes I felt that there were too many painful things in this world, and if I thought about them all, my heart might break in two.

Chapter 14

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