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An iconic figure of the 1960s and '70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a 40-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the 20th century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.

She met the Beatles in 1964 when she was cast as a schoolgirl in A Hard Day's Night. Ten days later, a smitten George Harrison proposed. For 20-year-old Pattie Boyd, it was the beginning of an unimaginably rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles inner circle. She describes the dynamics of the group, the friendships, the tensions, the music-making, and the weird and wonderful memories. It was a sweet, turbulent life, but one that would take an unexpected turn, starting with a simple note that began "dearest L" from Eric Clapton.

For the first time, Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, a woman who inspired Harrison's song "Something" and Clapton's anthem "Layla", gives us her story: rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking, and totally honest and open and breathtaking.

©2007 Pattie Boyd (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Interesting, but too short

Too bad there isn't an unabridged version of this title. At barely 2 hours long in the abridged version, this is an entertaining and interesting piece of work, but even some of the information readily available from Ms. Boyd's recent interviews is lacking.

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Overall, enjoyed it

I wish this book would have been offered in the unabridged version. I found what she had to say interesting and it was fun to hear about the rock'n'roll stars she knew.

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Thanks for sharing

As a huge fan of Eric Clapton's music and 60's fashion, I have always wanted to be Patty Boyd. This is a powerful example that "the grass isn't always greener on the other side." Thank you Patty for your honest and painful story. My heart is broken for you and I hope you have found the peace and joy you deserve in life. Thank you for inspiring George and Eric to write such beautiful music. It had brought me great joy and without you Wonderful Tonight may have never been written. S Boyd.

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Good, but needed to be longer and more detailed.

What did you like best about Wonderful Tonight? What did you like least?

I liked the reading by the author. The interactions between Pattie and the group(s) she talks about... Other Beatle wives / girlfriends; Harrison; Clapton and others was the most interesting. Although Pattie's childhood and family stories are interesting, I would have enjoyed more Harrison, Clapton and Beatle shenanigans! The story of Eric's young baby and subsequent death are / were known pretty well, but more detail would have been great. I don't wish to make it seem as though Pattie's early life was not important. It obviously ties in to the later life. It was interesting and important. I only wish she would have included more of her 60's life. All in all. A good listen! :-)

What did you like best about this story?

Pattie and her life experiences during the 60's.

Which character – as performed by Pattie Boyd – was your favorite?

The entire listen was good.

Could you see Wonderful Tonight being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes. I'd have to give more thought to characters for a movie.

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Open and honest book

Excellent! I highly recommend it. Hear all the juicy details of the Beatles and Eric Clapton from Patti's point of view. She tells what it's like to be part of the fame, and the drawbacks.

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Fantastic

What a wonderful story like an enchanted fairy tale I find the author’s voice absolutely perfect and well now I love her too! Cheers Pattie:)

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Pattie, PLEASE, write more!!

If I hadn't scrolled to the book title while listening, at times, I thought I accidentally selected an Eric Clapton biography!! I get she wrote/mentioned whom she chose to, but is it just me who yawns when reading/listening about micro detail on the interior decorating the last place she and George shared, kinda boring...
I mean that, as Ringo has said, "...With peace and love,..."
I'm still wanting to know more about this wonderful human being!! Straight up, Patttie, I am taking notes, what is it about you, how you "Woo," not just one, but two talented/successful, etc artists?? What are the magical things that make you such an amazing woman, who's love felt so wonderful to these two men the inspiration they wanted to share with the world?? How many woman can say such beautiful creativity exists about them?? Every woman admires you Pattie, hope there is many more follow up books (haven't checked if there is, I was asked to review right after book ended), as I will gladly buy them. Thanks for sharing!!

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wasted time

ridiculous, self aggrandizement. written by someone with a desperate need to justify herself. time waster

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Amazing woman

I was so engaged with listening to Pattie’s story. She has led an incredible life, in part due to her beauty and also her tenacity and a little luck. I was surprised to be very moved by her personal struggles, no longer focused on the musicians in her life. She has a soft upper class English accent which can take awhile to fully embrace. I was not disappointed by this book.

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Beware: Abridged version

I didn’t realize that this was an abridged version when I bought it (now I know where to look). I thoroughly enjoyed Pattie Boyd’s reading. It felt like we were sharing confidences over a cup of tea. I’m looking forward to reading the unabridged version and hearing her voice in my mind.