By Ann & Nancy Wilson with Charles R. Cross
Miles High Productions 27.99 280 pages
From The Wailers to Pearl Jam to Death Cab for Cutie, the Pacific Northwest has produced its fair share of rock bands. During the 1970s and 1980s, Heart ruled the airways, clubs and stadiums. With a driving beat, distinctive guitar and vocal sound provided by Ann and Nancy Wilson, the band soared to the top of the music charts with such hits as Magic Man, These Dreams, and Barracuda. Now entering their 4th decade in the music business, the Wilson sisters recently released a new studio album and this enjoyable memoir, written with Seattle music biographer Charles R. Cross. Along with their musical successes, Ann and Nancy also recount their own personal struggles with alcohol and drug abuse, body image, infertility and the difficulty of being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Although this is a fairly standard rock biography fare, anyone familiar with Heart and the Wilson sisters will enjoy this front seat view of life in the fast lane.
Reviewed By Linda Frederiksen