The 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time

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Ronnie Spector: 'Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness' (1989)

Ronnie Spector: Be My Baby: How I Survived Mascara, Miniskirts, and Madness (1989)
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The New York doll of the Ronettes had one of rock & roll's biggest voices. She also had one of rock & roll's most famously nightmarish marriages, as she was practically kept captive by Phil Spector for years. But if you're looking for self-pity, you'll be disappointed, because her book, like her voice, is full of cocky, smart, self-aware humor. And yes, in case you were wondering, it totally sucked to be married to Phil Spector.

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