Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Dirty Rocker Boys: Love and Lust on the Sunset Strip By: Bobbie Brown with Caroline Ryder

Dirty Rocker BoysDirty Rocker Boys by Bobbie Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who can forget Warrant’s Cherry Pie? Blasting the song that came on almost every hour, and the video that played just as much – Bobbie Brown, the new metal goddess. This is her story. A small town girl from Louisiana, growing up in a volatile home until her mother finally left her father for good sneaking both her and her brother out of the house in the middle of the night with suitcases that were already packed. Winning Miss Louisiana Teen pageant without “trying” to going National second place.
With big dreams, offers from agencys, California was calling and Bobbie was going. Everything this girl touched turned to gold, everywhere she went doors opened – and people took notice. Within the pages are some famous names and crazy stories, some of regular people in extraordinary situations – but what you will find is the dirty, raw truth – the drugs, the alcohol, the fights, the abuse, the self worth, the Hollywood that will eat you up and spit you out and have you come back for more. Ms. Brown is reflective about her own addiction and issues, her lack of ability of being a true mother to her daughter, but even in the darkest of moments she has heart (I even think a romantic) and humor. She expects truth from others and gives it here to the reader.
I couldn’t put this down. The way it was written, part confessional, part conversational – it was so personal – as if I was privy to everything as it happened, when it happened, as she experienced and felt it. Did she dish some fun dirt – yes! Some that I suspected, yes! I also think that there was something of tragedy and personal growth, learning and development – can we learn from others – yes, and there is a lot to learn from Bobbie.

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