For 30 years, Pat Benatar has been one of the most influential women in popular music. Now, this rock legend tells her story as she saw it, recalling her rise to fame, life in the MTV generation, her tours, the fans, and how she managed to avoid the trappings of rock stardom. Part of the first generation of female rock stars to put the women's movement into practice, Benatar's career has embodied the defiant attitude and rebellious edge that has long been associated with her music. As the first woman ever to be featured on MTV, Benetar's story is an incredible inside look at the integral role that the nascent cable network played in shaping the face of music in the 1980s, helping to propel rock anthems like "Heartbreaker and Love Is a Battlefield" to the top of the charts. Winner of an unprecented four consecutive Grammys for best female rock performance, Benatar details a unique time in music history, demonstrating how the advent of music videos turned musicians into platinum selling stars overnight, but also set the stakes for being a female sex symbol in the male-dominated world of the music business. From sold out arena tours to her incessant battles with her record label to her love for her husband that kept her grounded, this book offers an open and fascinating look at one of rock music's most storied performers.
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For more than thirty years, Pat Benatar has been one of the most iconic women in rock music, with songs like "Heartbreaker," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," and "Love Is a Battlefield" becoming anthems for multiple generations of fans. Now, in this intimate and uncompromising memoir, one of the bestselling female rock artists of all time shares the story of her extraordinary career, telling the truth about her life, her struggles, and how she won things?her way. From her early days in the New York club scene of the 1970s to headlining sold-out arena tours, Benatar offers a fascinating account of a life spent behind the microphone. As the first female artist ever to be played on MTV, she speaks candidly about the realities of breaking into the boys' club of rock and roll at a time when people everywhere still believed a woman's only place in popular music was as a girlfriend, a groupie, or a sex symbol. And though her fiery edge and aggressive swagger produced instant success, they...About the Author:
One of the most accomplished female rock musicans of all time, multiple Grammy Award-winner Pat Benatar has sold more than 22 million records and produced nineteen Top 40 singles. She lives in California with her husband and two daughters.
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