Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway

Paperback | March 29, 2011

byCherie Currie

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In this candid autobiography, Cherie Currie—the original lead singer of ‘70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways—powerfully recounts her years in the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her struggle with drugs. An intense, behind-the-scenes look at rock music in the gritty, post-glam era, Neon Angel is a must-read for anyone whose heart beats to the rhythm of David Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Nick Gilder, and the Sex Pistols, and for every fan of the movie it inspired: The Runaways, starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as Cherie Currie and Joan Jett.

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In this candid autobiography, Cherie Currie—the original lead singer of ‘70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways—powerfully recounts her years in the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her struggle with drugs. An intense, behind-the-scenes look at rock music in the gritty, post-glam era, Neon Angel is a must-read fo...

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At the tender age of fifteen, groundbreaking lead singer Cherie Currie joined a group of talented girls—Joan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drums—who could rock like no one else.Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, The Runaways catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major sta...

Cherie Currie has been described as "the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot." Shortly after the Runaways disbanded, the rock star landed a coveted role in the Jodie Foster movieFoxes, and later went on to appear in a number of other films. Currie is still performing, writing, and acting, and she continues to take on unorthod...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.99 inPublished:March 29, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061961361

ISBN - 13:9780061961366

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great this was a great book. so fun to look into the life of cherrie, growing up and her fame. loved it
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the cherry bomb Described are Cherrie Currie's experiences and problems encountered growing up and becoming lead singer for the Runaways and life after her years in the group: school bullying, musical influences, auditioning for the band, sexual abuse, life on the road, fame, family issues, making records, drug addiction, surviving a devastating kidnapping, jealousy, meeting celebrities, car accidents, band quarrels, acting, dealing with painful events, marriage, motherhood, etc...
Date published: 2012-03-13

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“Currie is looking forward to giving Neon Angel its second life…the new version, with a foreword by [Joan] Jett, adds the sex, drugs and darkness that were missing from the first edition.”