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Review: Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s melts hearts with new memoir (Includes first-hand account)

Valentine is an acclaimed musician and songwriter known for being a part of the all-female rock group The Go-Go’s. She either wrote or co-wrote many of their most popular hit singles including “Head Over Heels” and “Vacation.” Aside from her musical endeavors, she is an actress, motivational speaker, spokesperson, and producer.

All I Ever Wanted is brutally honest, bold and unflinching. With its verisimilitude, it takes readers and fans back to the late ’70s and early ’80s. The Go-Go’s were an iconic rock group since they were the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female group to play their musical instruments themselves, as well as write their own tunes, and have a chart-topping album with their breakthrough studio offering Beauty and the Beat.

In 2017, she was responsible for creating “She Factory,” which raises money for women-centered nonprofit organizations. She lives in her hometown of Austin with her daughter.

Without giving too much away, this memoir reads to be experienced firsthand by all. The book is a whirlwind of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Valentine has enough drama in All I Ever Wanted, which can easily be enough material for a daytime drama or two.

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir is available on Amazon by clicking here.

The Verdict

Overall, Kathy Valentine takes her fans on a journey in All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir. She is not afraid to be raw and vulnerable as she opens up about the highest highs and lowest lows in her life in a witty and candid manner.

This memoir could easily be read in two or three sittings, and there is something in it for every music fan, especially Go-Go’s fans. Valentine deserves to be commended for her brevity to share all this with the world. Grab a bottle of wine and let Kathy Valentine lure you in. All I Ever Wanted garners an A rating.

To learn more about Kathy Valentine, check out her official website, her Facebook page, and follow her on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 19,900 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a seven-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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