Books: The Runaways


Neon Angel by Cherie Currie, Joan Jett by Joan Jett & Todd Oldham, Living Like a Runaway by Lita Ford

Books of the week: In 1975 the first all-girls rock band started and from the get go The Runaways were pure rocknroll. I was too young to catch them the first time around but Joan Jett was the first music I remember hearing that I knew was not something from my parents record collection. The Runaways burned bright, hot and fast and I always love getting a story from multiple angles. So to finally get a copy of this Joan Jett book has me extra stoked. “What else could I possibly do without winding up absolutely insane?” She says of her choice, at age 15, to be a rockstar. “That’s the way I felt when I was younger, that’s the way I feel now.”

Jett’s book is photo heavy, with text clipped from interviews, while the Cherie Currie and Lita Ford books are more traditional rock autobiographies. All worth checking.
Thanks to Dan from Armchair Books in Whistler for delivering all of these gems right to my house. Everyone should be supporting their local bookshops. Fuck Amazon.

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