Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is brought to you by Breaking The Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Rick Springfield - Late Late At Night

All I can say is OMG! I loved Rick when I was growing up. Plus I've always been addicted to rock star memoirs and how much they tell and don't tell in them.

Here's the B & N blurb: In a searingly candid memoir which he authored himself, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield pulls back the curtain on his image as a bright, shiny, happy performer to share the startling story of his rise and fall and rise in music, film, and television and his lifelong battle with depression.

In the 1980s, singer-songwriter and actor Rick Springfield seemed to have it all: a megahit single in “Jessie’s Girl,” sold-out concert tours, follow-up hits that sold more than 17 million albums and became the pop soundtrack for an entire generation, and 12 million daily viewers who avidly tuned in to General Hospital to swoon over his portrayal of the handsome Dr. Noah Drake. Yet lurking behind his success as a pop star and soap opera heartthrob and his unstoppable drive was a moody, somber, and dark soul, one filled with depression and insecurity.

In Late, Late at Night, the memoir his millions of fans have been waiting for, Rick takes readers inside the highs and lows of his extraordinary life. By turns winningly funny and heartbreakingly sad, every page resonates with Rick’s witty, wry, self-deprecating, brutally honest voice. On one level, he reveals the inside story of his ride to the top of the entertainment world. On a second, deeper level, he recounts with unsparing candor the forces that have driven his life, including his longtime battle with depression and thoughts of suicide, the shattering death of his father, and his decision to drop out at the absolute peak of fame. Having finally found a more stable equilibrium, Rick’s story is ultimately a positive one, deeply informed by his passion for creative expression through his music, a deep love of his wife of twenty-six years and their two sons, and his life-long quest for spiritual peace.

Anne Fortier - Juliet

I've seen so much about this one on the internet that I'm now really excited about this one. I truly shouldn't be, because our libraries get very few new books in and I can only afford one new hardcover book a month and that's from my book club.

Here's the blurb: This pleasing labyrinth takes readers back to the medieval Italian tale that inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and then forward into a treasure hunt that will beguile fans of both Dan Brown and Sarah Dunant. A key leads young protagonist Julie on a search deep into her family's history and on the trail of "Juliet's Eyes," wondrous gemstones that ornament of vanished golden statue. Danger and romance await our heroine as she pursues her quest. Adeptly plotted; artfully written.


Manga Maniac said...

Awesome! Thanks for making me aware of the Springfield book - I added it to my TBR :)

Lori said...

Wow....I remember Rick when he was on General Hospital...when he was just beginning his career. Juliet looks interesting. I hope that you get your books soon and that they are everything you hope them to be. Here is what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

Nina said...

I like the second book a lot. Juliet looks really good! I like that they say artfully written!

danya said...

I've heard good things about Juliet, and love the cover!

A Tapestry of Words

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I guess Rick Springfield never made it over here... at least I don't recall him.

Belinda said...

I've heard good things about Juliet. Something to check out :)

Happy WEdnesday

Aleksandra said...

Juliet is on my wishlist, too :)

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