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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Kim Jong Un expected to ring in with big policy speech. But I was ultimately disappointed, because I felt like she glossed over a large part of the Go-Gos’ career. Carlisle is familiar with being considered a lightweight, a fake, a wannabe.

It’s decidedly less so to read about a middle-aged, wealthy, famous pop singer contemplating spiritual awakening from the comfort of her villa in the South of France. Photos of her as a senior at Hollywood High show a redhead with a great figure and big, lively eyes.

“Lips Unsealed”: Belinda Carlisle comes clean

This is the year for the rock memoir. Just as we were never given an explanation of Walt’s presence, my brother, sister, and I were never told why we were constantly moved around.

Besides the chaotic home life, Carlyle’s trials as a teen basically assure a chaotic adulthood. One moment the focus is on a show at Los Angeles club and next, the group is recording, then in London beoinda to be back in Los Angeles again Carlisle went on to get married, develop a solo career that started up here, and progressively attracted less and less interest. I’m always having fun. Belinda Carlisle left me personally though an Album that remains on my playlist to this day.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Stay in Touch Sign up. One point I have to quibble with – the Go-Gos aren’t a punk band. I know it’s not conventional; I take a little bit of everything and mix it all together.

Belinda Carlisle’s New Book ‘Lips Unsealed’ – ABC News

As she sobers up, it becomes a different book. All I knew was Walt was at our house whenever my dad wasn’t there, which was more often than ljps. This book is actually not great but I enjoyed it.

With a childhood like hers it would be unusual for anyone to carlispe with confidence. Belinda Carlisle comes clean The pop singer talks about kicking drugs years after she was “sober” and why the Go-Go’s couldn’t exist today.

“Lips Unsealed”: Belinda Carlisle comes clean |

Apr 26, Ben rated it liked it. I am a sucker for rock star memoirs. I don’t know if they had officially separated or divorced, but they weren’t together anymore. There isn’t a large amount of emotion in the recounting of the tales of the past for Carlisle, then again, maybe that’s because she was completely unsealfd of it for most of her life.

Her memoir begins with her childhood in Southern California, and includes interesting details about the early L. But more than that, this candid memoir reveals the gritty flip side to the glitz, as Belinda shares her private struggles with abusive relationships, weight, and self-esteem, and a thirty-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

Belinda Carlisle Finds the Life She Wanted

One month after the single “Our Lips Are Sealed” came out inMTV was launched and songs from the double-platinum “Beauty and the Beat” were soon in constant video rotation.

A Memoir by Belinda Carlisle. The Go-Go’s made history as the first all-woman band that both entirely wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts. We left for France on Friday. It’s fascinating to read about a young, hungry rocker clawing her way to fame, then fighting the demons that come with that success.


Also, the review may have given the impression that the Go-Go’s album “Beauty and the Beat” achieved double-platinum sales within a month of the release of the single “Our Lips Are Sealed” in A junk book I picked up at the library on a whim.

Jun 01, Pages. I would never have existed. I still love the Go-Go’s.

Her first solo single, “Mad About You”carliske the top three in the U. In she snorted her last snort after envisioning herself OD’d in a hotel room — death by hotel room being popular in the crowd she ran with.

One night, sitting on a curb, ynsealed decided to start the band that would eventually become the internationally beloved Go-Gos. Praise Generously confessional enough to give a compelling edge to her battle with substance abuse and her quest for spiritual balanceā€¦a harrowing cautionary tale. His scores make his case.

I discovered this album a year later when I spent a few months between school travelling up and down the California Coast with a girlfriend and two other friends that we met in Oregon.

If it was any good, it stayed with you, made you think, and in the best of all worlds it offered inspiration and hope.