This intimate account of 24 legendary groupies reveals what went on behind the closed doors of rock stars from Elvis to Marilyn Manson. Consisting of Pamela Des Barres's revealing interviews with and profiles of other supergroupies, this book offers firsthand glimpses into the backstage world of rock stars and the women who loved them. The groupies—such as Miss Japan Beautiful, who taught Elvis how to dance; Cassandra Peterson (Mistress of the Dark), who tangled with Tom Jones in Sin City; Cynthia Plaster Caster, who redefined the art of Jimi Hendrix; and Miss B., who revealed Kurt Cobain’s penchant for lip gloss—tell tales that go well beyond an account of a one-night stand to become a part of music history.
"The scope of Des Barres' subjects ranges across decades, race, economic class, and location in such a way as to create the first comprehensive document on groupiedom since . . . 1970." --"The Austin Chronicle"
"Gossip fiends won't be able to put it down." "--Village Voice"
"An audacious beach read--and informative." "--Chicago Sun-Times"
"A hot summer read." "--LA Weekly"
"Absorbing reading . . . intriguingly informative.""Library Journal""
"The same kind of down-and-dirty details that made Des Barres's previous work so raunchily entertaining. Nasty fun from a bunch of sex kittens who've been there, done them.""Kirkus Reviews""
"Zingy prose and proud attitudes ensure an enjoyably unrepentant read." "Financial Times""
"Gossip fiends won t be able to put it down.""Village Voice""
"Taking back the female perspective on a scorned subculture." "Bust""
"The authoritative tome on groupiedom, from the rock n roll past through the hairspray 80s and into the modern era. . . . The juiciest book I ve read all year, and I don t foresee anything surpassing it.""Playgirl""
"An audacious beach readand informative.""Chicago Sun-Times""
"A hot summer read.""LA Weekly""