"…as rich and colorful as Jones’s best lyrics. It’s a classically American picaresque tale, a recounting of a life in which she “lived volumes as a young girl long before I was famous.”" -
“This tender, fierce, intimate memoir is testament that Jones has lived a life as brave… and rich as her music — with love, heartbreak, addiction, and magic, sprinkled throughout.”
"In a book about the past, Jones has no problem moving on. It’s a neat trick."
"Rickie Lee Jones, memoirist: candid, cosmic, and so cool."
“In gorgeous prose interspersed with her lyrics, this is as distinctive as she is, a rich, bracing, and candid memoir dancing with the love of language.”
"This sounds an awful lot like Huck Finn talking."
"One of the most compelling memoirs I’ve ever read… What really sucks you in, and lifts you up, is the dazzling magic of her prose."
"But what makes this a most inspiring memoir is her absorbing storytelling, facility with language (no surprise there) and her fealty to integrity – commerce be damned. How refreshing."
"So remarkably beautifully written showing Rickie Lee’s signature as a songwriter, too."
"Rickie Lee Jones' life became her art"
"Jones is as fearless in prose as she is on stage."
"Rickie’s story resembles Cissy, the heroine of Tom Robbins’ classic novel, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, the story of a young girl trying to find the world through the kindness of strangers offering her a ride to anywhere but here."
This 7 minute zoom is the first in a series of talks with musicians Teresa Tudury (teresatudury.com), long time friend of mine and singer of original songs. Her perspective of my work is insightful. She is a fantastic intellect and humorist, and her bio is available on my website. For some (accidental) reason none of the book stores hired women to talk about the book. Here we are together in the first -edited by me!!- recorded in March. Check out how women girlfriends talk to each other when no one is around! I just washed my hair!