Alex is The Romance Fox said: Just finished Faithfull for the 3rd time! to come to terms with who this person is and what I’m getting from her autobiography. Faithfull has ratings and 18 reviews. The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears said: The unmanagable woman has been seen. Buy Faithfull: An Autobiography by Marianne Faithfull (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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It really points out how we dismiss female musicians while lionizing and mythologizing male musicians for identical behavior. Sad that he was taken away and even when she met up with him when he was 17 she offered him a line of coke.

Create a family and then treat them as an aside. So when he came back to Cheyne Walk he quite naturally wondered whether he couldn’t get some of the same stuff at home! Thanks for telling us about the problem. She lived her life almost completely for herself and rarely considered the consequences of her actions or the effects they will have on others, particularly her child who she insisted on keeping, yet abandoned throughout his life.

During the first two-thirds of that decade, and with little notice, only two studio albums were produced. Sep 06, Allyson rated it it was ok. I feel, when I’m with him, as if we are the last remaining compatriots of a long-vanished kingdom who have not entirely renounced the old ways although we do differ on the interpretation of the alchemical creed.

As is common with this type of book, the writing is a bit faithfill, but that’s not why I personally faithfulp them. Return to Book Page. I knew about her feeling about Kenneth Anger but his response is classic. You feel like Marianne is actually telling you the story while hanging out in the living room, relaxed and casual.


After reading the book, I was at a loss to understand her cult status. And I am not really a fan.

I do admire the sheer strength and determination it must have taken to live through that era and, as always, I’m amazed at the ability of drug fqithfull to keep going and to recover from what is a horrible illness. Overall, it’s a wild ride that Marianne has taken and her life seems charmed in a tragic way. This book is perceptive, literary and far beyond my expectations. I think she is brutally honest in portraying her self-centeredness and weaknesses in this book.

There’s a candid maturity to her writing, even as her past behavior sometimes came off as immature. Jan 19, Kizer rated it it was autoviography.

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Alas, if rock n’ roll really had the power to change the world, and back then it seemed to. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But you know what? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There she frolicked with the most Despite some trite prose “”Things were happening so fast and we were changing with them””this holds greater interest than any other recent book about the Stones and their circle.

There’s no blame game or attempts at “getting even”. Her legendary affair with Mick Jagger produced one hit single, “Sister Morphine,” and countless headlines. I love her voice and her comeback album, Broken English, totally blew me away. Just a moment while we faithfulll you in to your Goodreads account. Additionally, it made me curious about her music, which I then explored and enjoyed, particularly “Broken English.

For the Stones, it made them a rock band. What is all the hubbub? In a short time, Faithfull had become an internationally famous music and movie star, but she had little control over her image or artistic output. And now my thoughts on Marianne Faithfull. It takes a lot for me to seemingly worship people still living, and she is my female living idol. Want to Read saving….


Oh here we go again, round and round, same scenery, same excuses, same tragic cycle. Certainly a lot harder than the doe-eyed poptart I thought she’d be. Though autoibography not put herself through so much in the process.

I liked this disturbing and never boring account of Marianne Faithfull’s very interesting life! Now if you can believe this From pop stardom through the depths of addiction to her punk-rock comeback, Marianne Faithfull’s life captures rock ‘n’ roll at its most decadent and its most destructive.

She doesn’t apologize nor agonize. Faithfull left the relationship a strung-out junkie. To ask other readers questions about Faithfullplease sign up. Refresh and try again.


Lists with This Book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It even was a little boring and I would have jettisoned it had I not been going to hear her speak in two autobiogrqphy.

Interesting read that evokes the spirit of an era.

Fessing up to times both good and bad, while maintaining only a few regrets like not being there for her sonFaithfull simply has no expectations to pass that way vaithfull. It’s not a great book. Qn not sure I understand or like this person, but I did find her story an interesting one – not necessarily because of her but because of her experiences, the people she knew, and the times she lived in.