Hailing from a working-class section of Los Angeles, the eldest daughter of divorced parents, Carlisle struggled early on with shame over her. The women of the iconic eighties band the Go-Go’s will always be remembered as they appeared on the back of their debut record: sunny, smiling, each. “Lips Unsealed”: A review of Belinda Carlisle’s memoir “Lips Unsealed” in the June 3 Calendar section said that guitarist Jane Wiedlin left the.

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Belinda Carlisle Finds the Life She Wanted

The roots of the punk movement in California. He walked up to me looking uncomfortable and announced that he couldn’t ride bikes with me that day or any other day.

I really don’t care for Belinda too much or at least how she portrays herself in this memoir.

It got us out of the city and into a fairly rural area with dairy farms and post-Korean War housing developments. I know it’s not conventional; I take a little bit of carlusle and mix it all together. When I turned 40 I started exploring that. These people are generally very messed up.

“Lips Unsealed”: Belinda Carlisle comes clean |

After the ’80s her career started to decline but she returned to prominence in with the Album A Woman and A Man that spawned two top 10 singles in the U. If you’re looking for specific details of debauchery from rock star parties though, there really weren’t too many in this book. Carlisle, the would-be drummer, chose Dottie Danger for her stage name because it was “cute and angry at the same time.


None of unsaled was bad either.

People think of the Go-Go’s as the girl group that sang silly little pop songs, but really, if you delve into the lyrics, a lot it is very dark. When I asked why, he said his parents didn’t want him to play with me anymore. I suspect she may have actually written the book herself, which is rare for celebrity Belinda Carlisle did a heck of a lot of cocaine! Her husband and son are saints. I chanted some words and called on the invisible powers of the universe to give my life the excitement I felt it lacked and everything else I wanted.

A Memoir by Belinda Carlisle.

There is some amazing stuff, but for the most part I think we need a new punk rock revolution. Sep 10, Georgette rated it it was ok. Generously confessional enough to give a compelling edge to her battle with substance abuse and her quest for spiritual balanceā€¦a harrowing cautionary tale.

There was not much to glean in the learn I am a sucker for rock star memoirs.

Manicurist killed in hit-and-run as customer makes escape without paying. It’s all pretty schlocky, but I do love “Mad About You. I read it and thought “She seems self-absorbed”.

“Lips Unsealed”: Belinda Carlisle comes clean

Definitely worth reading for the early West Hollywood punk-scene stories, but the later chapters do drag a bit. She says she’s lucky, and that, I absolutely agree with.

Or perhaps those cat fights were conveniently left out of the book. Even on good days, there was always an undercurrent of tension. Snap out of it!! She grew up insecure about her worth and weight and left home at the age of 17, hungry for fame in the punk world in LA. Sleeping on beaches, drinking strawberry wine, reading good books and attending all sorts of concerts and theatre productions often just sneaking in.


It is more of an addiction memoir than a chronicle of the Go-Go’s. But the truth is, after reading it, my reaction to it was pretty much: All I know is carkisle I met a very prominent politician’s daughter who pointed me in the direction of a guy I could get blow from. She wasn’t dropped from her label after “Live Your Life Be Free” because carlsle a public altercation with the then label president. According to her, my father wasn’t happy about having children.

Apr 05, Pages Buy. I liked that she was able to tell a new-agey story without sounding like a basket case.

Book Review: ‘Lips Unsealed’ by Belinda Carlisle – latimes

Like my grandmother, my mother was drop-dead gorgeous. Both came from modest families, but Benatar’s was stable and Carlyle’s was not. But, weeks later, Carlisle’s autobiography stills clings to my memory and it becomes clear that her story is not so much unique as it is memorable. In her son’s elementary school bathrooms.