Recent Reads

This month for book club we read Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me.  This is the story of Pattie Boyd, the iconic figure of the 1960’s who was the wife of both George Harrison and then later Eric Clapton.  She was the muse for many of their famous love songs and lead a mostly private life until breaking her silence recently to write her memoir.  Having not read many memoirs, I have to say I absolutely loved it.  We had quite the debate at book club about whether or not we agreed with her decisions or even liked her throughout the book.  However, whether or not you’re a fan of Pattie’s in the end, this book definitely did a wonderful job of transporting you to another place and time amid the 60’s peace, love and drug culture which dominated the lives of these rockstars.  At times I found myself absolutely lost in the descriptions of their lives of traveling the globe and trying any and every experience, and of course I couldn’t get enough of Pattie Boyd’s iconic style and couldn’t stop googling the fashions of the time, but that’s another post for another day.  I absolutely recommend this book as it was one of my favorite reads, it paints an interesting portrayal of the inner circles of these larger than life musicians and the journey that took them to the music that we all know and love.  Thanks to my book club for a fabulous pick!

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