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I thought this book would be interesting because I m about the same age as the author and I grew up on 80 s music It starts out promising I reading about her upbringing and the issues in her family was interesting and sad She dealt with sexual abuse, her father s drug addiction and her mother s total lack of support and she was lonely and confused and had no one to turn to Once she gets into high school and starts hanging out on the Sunset Strip it just gets BORING There is a lot of detail about all the parties they went to and the ridiculous arguments they had Being 15, 15, 17 years old this all makes sense, but it makes for a very uninteresting read I thought there would be intersting stories but instead there are a lot of excerpts from her journal about teenagers acting like teenagers snore I could not connect with any of the characters and therefore, don t care to know what happened to them after the party was over I thought there would be some stores about the bands that made it big from that time Guns and Roses etc but they only have a brief mention I also find it very fascinating that there are no pictures of the author anywhere not on this site or her FB page She spends a lot of time telling the reader that she made it into the exclusive group because of her body and looks and yet no pic s now or from those days. I thought this book was amazing Even if hair bands aren t your thing, this book is wildly entertaining At times hilarious, heart wrenching, and poignant I devoured it in 2 days and then immediately bought the sequel Wow True story that actually felt like I was in high school again, reading somebody s diary To the point that I was cringing in some parts Have you ever had one of those friends that you wish you could have jumped in and saved from their circumstances, but you were helpless Gut wrenching to see what too many children have gone through at the hands of adults, and then put themselves through as a result of this pain Plus there s all of the Hollywood nightclub scene thats just JUICY I should disclose that this author is a friend of mine and her story is a triumph to her strenghth Brava Awesome memoir I don t usually read the biographies but I got TOTALLY sucked in to this one The author is clever and witty It s about this girl growing up in the san fernando valley and then finding her way to the crazy sunset strip scene in the glam rock days She saw some crazy things with the famous rockers she was hanging out with I actually powered through this book in one day couldn t put it down, and even flaked on dinner plans so i could keep reading P There Comes A Time In Every Girl S Life, Where She Has To Choose Good Or Choose Bad Amy Asbury Chose Bad, Hands Down Good Meant Wallflowers, Secretaries And Subservient Wives Bad Meant Power And A Possible Escape From A Life Of Secrets At Twelve Years Old She Was Trying To Make Sense Of A Drug Addicted Father And His Disturbing Behavior By Fifteen She Was Dealing With Horrendous Depression, Blackouts And Rape At Sixteen She Was In A Mental Institution For Suicidal Tendencies And Violent Behavior She Knew She Could Never Be Normal The Only Place For A Girl Like Her Was HollywoodThis Is A True Story Of The Social Ascent And Eventual Decline Of A Girl In The Sunset Strip Music Scene Of The Early S From Crazy Parties To Glittered Junkies And Man Eating Strippers, Amy Has Chronicled What Life Was Like Back In The Days Of Excess And Debauchery It Is Not Just A Fascinating Look Into An Amusing Time In Pop Culture, But Also Details The Mindset Of A Young Woman Trying To Find Confidence And Self Worth In A Life Full Of Pain And Chaos The Party Came Screeching To A Halt When The Grunge Movement Took Over And Heroin Became Prominent How Far Off Track Can A Person Go Before It S Too Late Wow I couldn t put this book down Even if you aren t interested in the hair band scene of the early 90 s, this is a really entertaining book Cat fights, wild parties, blackmail, booze and drugs and lots of 80 s celebs in the background The first half is about a shy, Los Angeles private school girl and how she studied how to be a babe by watching tons of MTV videos and lots of Dynasty it was very funny and cringe worthy she was very honest After successfully transforming herself into a hot chick, she got into lots of trouble it was than she could handle It was actually painful for me to read at that point I felt so bad for her very descriptive and terrible things happened to her She went spiraling down a pretty horrible rabbit hole this portion of the book reminded me of that movie Thirteen or the book Go Ask Alice Lots of violence, alcoholism, eating disorders and trying to make sense of sexual abuse It was written in a way that made me feel like I was there The middle of the book details her stay in mental institutions and her struggles with mental illness and self worth, all the while wishing she could go somewhere where she would fit in The Sunset Strip in Hollywood She decided she wanted to be there, but did lots of research before getting there She studied the clothes, the in crowd, and the places to be and then set out to get there She tells the steps that broke her into the impossible to penetrate cool crowd not what you would think she didn t appear to have slept her way there After breaking in, she went about trying to stand out that is when she studied the personalities and looks of the Hollywood strippers and re vamped herself She climbed to the top and was the new it girl in Hollywood She also detailed the lives of several of the people she met while there many of who were drug addicts Most interesting was a call girl named Willa wow the life some of these people led The books talks in detail about several unsigned hair bands and details the nights of their crazy partying in Hollywood I had never heard of these bands Alleycat Scratch, Big Bang Babies, Swingin Thing, Glamour Punks but I googled them and many have CDs out now and have their performances on YouTube I was curious about them after reading this and wonder if there will be a resurgence of their popularity The third part of this book details her social downfall It was fun to read even though I was cringing and embarrassed for her in several situations All and all a great book I love these sorts of books and I hadn t read one on this particular scene early 1990 s so I am glad someone put this book out. Wow I couldn t put this book down Even if you aren t interested in the hair band scene of the early 90 s, this is a really entertaining book Cat fights, wild parties, blackmail, booze and drugs and lots of 80 s celebs in the background The first half is about a shy, Los Angeles private school girl and how she studied how to be a babe by watching tons of MTV videos and lots of Dynasty it was very funny and cringe worthy she was very honest After successfully transforming herself into a hot chick, she got into lots of trouble it was than she could handle It was actually painful for me to read at that point I felt so bad for her very descriptive and terrible things happened to her She went spiraling down a pretty horrible rabbit hole this portion of the book reminded me of that movie Thirteen or the book Go Ask Alice Lots of violence, alcoholism, eating disorders and trying to make sense of sexual abuse It was written in a way that made me feel like I was there The middle of the book details her stay in mental institutions and her struggles with mental illness and self worth, all the while wishing she could go somewhere where she would fit in The Sunset Strip in Hollywood She decided she wanted to be there, but did lots of research before getting there She studied the clothes, the in crowd, and the places to be and then set out to get there She tells the steps that broke her into the impossible to penetrate cool crowd not what you would think she didn t appear to have slept her way there After breaking in, she went about trying to stand out that is when she studied the personalities and looks of the Hollywood strippers and re vamped herself She climbed to the top and was the new it girl in Hollywood She also detailed the lives of several of the people she met while there many of who were drug addicts Most interesting was a call girl named Willa wow the life some of these people led The books talks in detail about several unsigned hair bands and details the nights of their crazy partying in Hollywood I had never heard of these bands Alleycat Scratch, Big Bang Babies, Swingin Thing, Glamour Punks but I googled them and many have CDs out now and have their performances on YouTube I was curious about them after reading this and wonder if there will be a resurgence of their popularity The third part of this book details her social downfall It was fun to read even though I was cringing and embarrassed for her in several situations All and all a great book I love these sorts of books and I hadn t read one on this particular scene early 1990 s so I am glad someone put this book out. Pictures would have earned her another star I thought maybe this book was going to be a bit controversial because I couldn t find it in any library It started out ok Makes you want to keep reading Had me laughing when she mentioned her perfume smelling like an old ladies crotch because i have made that reference before AsI got toward the end i found myself scanning instead of reading She went out and partied an then she went out and partied She mentioned some major league rockstars she came across But apparently didnt interact with or failed to mention if she did It would have made it interesting Everything started to go bad too fast all at once Small details were left out as in she was rushing the story along I Guess it wasn t raw enough for me but for some it may be jaw dropping. The first part of this book wasn t too bad, detailing the authors childhood and subsequent abuse and family break down But I quickly lost interest and found myself just skimming through the second half It just wasn t that interesting, just name dropping and a few inane drunken incidents.Didn t do much for me at all. The author and I are the same age It is a high probability if I was living anywhere near the vicinity of The Sunset Strip at the same time as Amy Asbury, she and I would ve been partners in crimeor competitors for attentionor both Some of her stories seem to ramble, repeat themselves, and the abundance of characters were tough to keep straight But, I think that s the point That was her life The nights, parties, debauchery began rolling into a repetitive event 3.5 5 The Sunset Strip Diaries


About the Author: Amy Asbury

Amy Asbury is the author of two memoirs, both of which have garnered an international following The Sunset Strip Diaries tells of her teen years on Hollywood s most famous street, a place where musical history is made and the party never ends The follow up book, Confetti Covered Quicksand, tells of the stark fallout from those wild years, and of her struggle to reinvent herself Her third book


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