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Kicking & Dreaming : A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll

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The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock 'n' roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like "Magic Man" and "Barracuda" to chart- topping 80s ballads like "Alone," and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler's Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 155 x 228 x 22mm | 359.99g
  • It Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062101684
  • 9780062101686
  • 196,388

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Two sisters. Two voices. One Heart.

As the only sisters in rock who write their own music and play their own instruments, Ann and Nancy Wilson have always stood apart--certainly from their male counterparts but also from their female peers. By refusing to let themselves and their music be defined by their gender, and by never allowing their sexuality to overshadow their talent, the Wilson sisters have made their mark, and in the process paved the way for many of today's female artists.

In Kicking & Dreaming, Ann and Nancy recount a journey that has taken them from the back roads of Vancouver, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success--and sometimes excess. They reveal the truth about the relationships that inspired "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You," the reality of life on the road as single women and then as mothers, and the thrill of performing and in some cases partying with their rock idols. Through it all, the sisters draw strength from a family bond that trumps everything else.
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"Righteously entertaining....[it] shows just what it's like to be a woman who rocks, then and now." -- New York Daily News "Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson-better known as the faces and voices of Heart-look back on the personal and professional struggles and triumphs that define their legacy as one of rock's pioneering female-fronted, creatively autonomous acts." -- USA Today "Thorough and entertaining....[Kicking and Dreaming is] satisfying for its breadth and spirit....the Wilsons write movingly and with a sense of humor." -- Miami Herald "An interesting duet that details precisely how women truly rock." -- Kirkus Reviews
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About Charles R. Cross

Ann & Nancy Wilson are the leaders of the rock band Heart, whose albums have sold thirty-five million records worldwide. They continue to tour all over the world. In 2013, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ann & Nancy Wilson are the leaders of the rock band Heart, whose albums have sold thirty-five million records worldwide. They continue to tour all over the world. In 2013, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Charles R. Cross has written nine books, including Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain, which was a New York Times bestseller, won the 2002 ASCAP Award for Outstanding Biography, and was called "one of the most moving and revealing books ever written about a rock star" by the Los Angeles Times. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Room Full of Mirrors: The Biography of Jimi Hendrix and was the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll, with Ann and Nancy Wilson. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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