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Pleasure and Pain  :  My Life - Chrissy Amphlett

Pleasure and Pain

My Life

By: Chrissy Amphlett, Larry Writer (As told to)

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Published: 1st December 2009
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An amazing life - an amazing autobiography.

Chrissy Amphlett is a legend in the world of Australian music - and now she tells her own story. From growing up in Geelong in Victoria to being the lead singer in the iconic band The Divinyls, to living in New York and mixing with the likes of Keith Richard and Mick Jagger, she has led an amazing life. In this book she tells of life on and off the road - and gives a unique account of a woman surviving in a male-dominated and money/testosterone/alcohol/drug-fuelled industry.

She talks of the early days when she was breaking into the music scene; of being arrested for busking when a teenager travelling in Spain; of how her angry and provocative stage act drew on her childhood and background - she wanted to shock and, above all, be in control. And she tells of what it was to be at the top, in those years of success and excess, both in Australia and in the United States.

Chrissy always lived life on her terms, no matter what those around her wanted. And this is her story, told her way.

About the Author

Chrissy Amphlett passed away in New York on April 22nd 2013 after a long battle with cancer.

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    Comments about Pleasure and Pain:

    Not a lot of surprises as we all know Chrissy was a rock chick, but an enjoyable book all the same. Would be a good holiday read by a pool.

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      Comments about Pleasure and Pain:

      Good insight into both Chrissy and The Divinyls as well as the music industry at the time.

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      A Great Read!

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          This is an easy and interesting read. Chrissy gives great insight into the world of Australian Rock n Roll.

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          Rock goddess and Legend

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              I really enjoyed this book. Non pretentious which is exactly how Chrissy was. Brought back some great memories of Divinyls. RIP Chrissy you will be sadly missed.

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              ISBN: 9780733624742
              ISBN-10: 073362474X
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 368
              Published: 1st December 2009
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 2.6
              Weight (kg): 0.35
              Edition Number: 1