I picked this book up because it was listed with a group of great reads if you’re looking for something in the rock biography group. I’m glad I picked it up. I knew Ronnie Spector was married to Phil Spector, but this book has the honesty, the brutality and the heart of a woman who’s seen the dark side and come back out. I liked her honesty and vibrancy. She’s not mincing words. She had a rough life, but came back from it and I respect her more! Check it out.
Pop legend Ronnie Spector reveals the story of her dreamlike rise from the streets of Harlem to the pinnacle of rock stardom as lead singer of the Ronettes, and her nightmare descent into madness as the wife of Phil Spector, the pop hitmaker who kept her a virtual prisoner behind the locked doors of his darkened Beverly Hills mansion. Ronnie’s escape from that ordeal, and her subsequent struggle to reclaim her voice, her career, and her sanity, provide an emotional-packed climax to this smart, funny, and inspiring autobiography, named one of “The Top 25 Rock Memoirs of All Time” by Rolling Stone.
This newly redesigned 358 page deluxe hardcover edition of Be My Baby includes dozens of color and black and white photographs from Ronnie’s personal collection. This fully indexed volume also includes a thoroughly updated discography with the most complete survey of Ronnie’s recording career ever published.