She's my cherry pie. Tastes so good, make a grown man cry.
Who could forget the sexy "Cherry Pie" girl from hair metal band Warrant's infamous music video? Bobbie Brown became a bona fide vixen for her playful role as the object of lead singer Jani Lane's desires. With her windblown peroxide mane, seductive scarlet lips, and flirtatious curves, she epitomized every man's fantasy. But the wide-eyed Louisiana beauty queen's own dreams of making it big in Los Angeles were about to be derailed by her rock-and-roll lifestyle.
Ever wonder what it's like to f*** a rock star? After her tumultuous marriage to Jani imploded, and her engagement to fast-living Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee ended in a drug haze - followed by his marriage days later to Pamela Anderson - Bobbie decided it was time Hollywood's hottest bachelors got a taste of their own medicine. Step one: get high. Step two: get even. In a captivating, completely uncensored confessional, Bobbie explicitly recounts her encounters with some of the most famous men in Hollywood: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Costner, Mark McGrath, Dave Navarro, Sebastian Bach, Ashley Hamilton, Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Orgy's Jay Gordon, and many more. Who's got the most titanic dick in Tinseltown? Whose bedroom did Bobbie (literally) set on fire? No man was off limits as the fun-loving bombshell spiraled into excess, anger, and addiction. Bobbie survived the party - barely - and her riveting, cautionary comeback tale is filled with the wildest stories of sex, drugs, and rock and roll ever told.
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My favorite genres are absurdist humor, Sci-fi & modern fantasy, but, as you can see, I'll read just about anything. Don't mind the typos.
I had never heard of Bobbi Brown before I listened to her book. I always like it when the author reads their own books but she struggles with it. Crazy stories of the very famous. Satisfied my need for hollywood gossip.
I've read a lot of autobiographies and I have to admit this one surprised me. When I heard her mention revenge in the first chapter, I thought she was going to tactlessly air out other people's dirty laundry but she is equally hard on herself. The other autobiographies I've read are all peppered with wishy washy "love yourself" self-help reminders that don't seem to be coming from the heart and just seem like a way to fill up space and gloss over the tougher details of their life that they do not want to share with others. Of course it is one hundred percent understandable that they wouldn't want to share private details but as a result the books seem more like a money grabber. We can get a brief summary of anyone's life from a magazine interiew. Bobbie fearlessly bares herself and teaches everyone else the lessons she learned in the process.
I'm embarrassed to say I had really low expectations for this book, but thought it would be a fun read anyway remembering my own days on the Sunset Strip. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. I usually can't stand it when the author is the narrator. This book is the absolute exception to this rule. Bobbie Brown did a phenomenal job narrating this. You felt like you were right there with her. I think she's missed her calling. I would listen to her as a narrator on other books as well. She was THAT good.
As for the story... where to begin? I have no clue how she managed to pack so much into less than 6 hours. She found a way to make the stories fun and at times gut wrenching, too. You really felt like a friend of hers living it with her. Also, I can't say she threw anyone under the bus really. YES she spread dirt on many a "dirty rocker boy," but not in such a way as to make you feel like she sold anyone out. She spoke her mind about some of the different nasty girls from Hollywood, but I never felt like it was a cheap shot. I'm pretty sure I'll have to read this one again.
My only complaint.... is that the book was too short. I would have gladly listened to another 6 hours :-)
avoiding road rage one book at a time...
I was never a fan of hair metal. Okay, that’s a lie. I liked a few bands because it was a requisite of being teenager in the 1980’s. But, I think I did it to fit in or due to peer pressure… there had to be a reason. Anyway, I bought this book because I love biographies, I love stories about small-town kids reaching for their dreams and I love it when an author has the nuts to read their own story. This book hit enough of the right notes to convince me to buy it.
I’ll start by saying, for the most part, I enjoyed this book. But, there are a few things I’d like to warn you about. When Bobbie is reading her story, she’s on fire and injects herself into her story telling – she is a great narrator. However, when she’s reading words like abhorred and hubris, she stumbles and the narration falls on its face. I think I can pick every word that Caroline Ryder put in this book. Caroline was essential for helping Bobbie piece together Bobbie’s extremely chaotic life, but she should have kept the SAT words out of Bobbie’s mouth. On the rare occasion Bobbie pronounces them correctly, they stick out like speed bumps and left me wincing.
Kudos to Bobbie for her candor, but I didn’t end up liking her very much. I don’t think I can like someone who gets even, takes revenge and plainly discussed EVERYTHING about her loves/lovers. It felt bad. It made me feel bad. There is a way to tell a lurid story and be candid, without being this graphic, especially at someone’s expense. She made no additional friends in the telling of her story. I am glad that she didn’t completely tell Jani’s story, showing some discretion and humanity, as it clearly was extremely painful to him and something he didn’t want shared.
I’m happy that Bobbie has found something to live for other than drugs and the worthless men she has spent her life attaching her wagon to. Being beautiful is not earned and this woman seems to have learned a valuable lesson about what life is really like for mere mortals.
Honest life story of Bobbie Brown in her own words and tone.
unique book; no other like it
I loved the honesty and way that Bobbie conveyed her story.
I bought the book and to have her read it to me; such a great story and book.
Bobbie is honest about her life and this is a true and real story told in an awesome way. I am happy to own it and have the audio version as well. I am a fan of Bobbie and Jani.
I am only one year younger than BB, and LOVED the hair bands of the late eighties. I remember being extremely envious of her look in the Cherry Pie video - she really was the most beautiful girl to me at that time. It was a huge draw to hear her read her own life story, and boy, was it juicy. Juicier than I imagined, but also heartfelt and real. There is something extremely genuine about her that I just can't get enough of. I enjoyed listening to her tell her own stories about Jani Lane, Tommy Lee, Matthew Nelson, even Kevin Costner and Rod Stewart. Most of all, though, it made me realize how much Hollywood will suck the life out of a person. Overall, it was pretty fascinating and went by very quickly.
Bobbie did a great job narrating her story. Her attitude and charisma were entertaining! Her struggle was real... Like so many others. It's worth a listen.
Great story, but Bobbie Brown isn't the best reader. She pronounces words incorrectly, sometimes stumbles words and doesn't necessarily always make use of punctuation where needed. If you can try and ignore that, it's good. Probably a better read than audio book
I really liked everything. I didn't know much about her, but she is a true tell it like it was, and is, rocker chic. Not sure about the pic they used on here. I googled some more pics and she's very very hot!!! This pic they used she looks like a drag queen, which I find drag queens attractive, but just weird sometimes How people see themselves.
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