Chrissie Hynde, 'Reckless: My Life as a Pretender'
Release Date: September 8th
Overview: Hynde chronicles her entire life, from growing up in Ohio to hanging out on the 1970s British punk scene to the wild first few years of the Pretenders.
Motivation: "I'm approaching writing this memoir . . . as I would an album," she said. "I hope it makes you root through your closet and dust off your guitar."
Revelation: Hynde spent so much time with the Sex Pistols that she wasn't surprised when Sid Vicious was arrested for Nancy Spungen's murder. "We were only surprised that he'd stuck it out as long as he had. . . ." she writes. "Who could forget [Nancy's] shriek, a sound not unlike that of an untrained cockatoo. 'Sid — SID! WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ME MY FAMOUS CREAM-CHEESE BAGEL? SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!' "