|Plot Summary of I'm With The Band: Confessions Of A Groupie|
|"Pamela Des Barres, born in 1948, grew up missing her dad in southern California in the late 50's and 60's. She became infatuated with Elvis and most of the Rock n' Roll stars that passed her way from that point on. As a hardcore groupie known as Miss Pamela, she set her sights on the musical giants of the time. Her partial list of "boyfriends" is a who's who of 60's rock 'n roll: Keith Moon, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa, Waylon Jennings, Michael Des Barres, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, Nick St. Nicholas, and actor Don Johnson.
In her tell-all autobiography she is a top-notch groupie, member of the first all-girl rock band, soap opera actress, film actress, author, wife, and mother. Her relationships ranged from only a matter of hours to several years, depending on the availability of the object of her affection, as several were married when she dated them. While her story may seem sad and desperate as she searches for love and a career but mostly finds demeaning sexual exploitation, her consolation was a lifetime of incredible experiences in the music industry that changed the culture of America and Britain. Ms. Des Barres appears to have few regrets about the life she led."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of I'm With The Band: Confessions Of A Groupie|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind of romance:
- boatload of casual sex without love
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of nude males (the big P)
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big V)
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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