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Backstage Passes by Angela Bowie
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Oct 16, 07

Recommended for: ppl with a Bowie ax to grind
Read in October, 2007

I'm only about 20 pages through it, and I can already say, with confidence, it's tripe...I'll keep slogging on, if only to get to the Iggy years

ok...hardly any Iggy. It got a bit better (and by better I mean, I was able to finish it). She brings up some good points about being a woman in the music industry at that time, and kind of makes a case for her side of the story, but the writing style is really distracting (i.e. grating). I also just wasn't buying her claim that she was the only sane, decent, sober person around Bowie at the time...mainly because she was probably none of those things.
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Molly it's like the 1970's version of your favorite celebrity tome "The Truth About Diamonds" by Nicole Richie!


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