Gold Dust Woman

Gold Dust Woman

The Biography of Stevie Nicks

Book - 2017 | First edition
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An in-depth portrait of the classic-rock artist covers her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction, and her successful solo career.-- From the publisher
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250032898
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 N539D 2017
Characteristics: xviii, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm


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Oct 30, 2018

I have always been smitten with Stevie and this was well-written. But, as is my wont, I followed up the reading with a Youtube cruise of interviews and found that much of what is online is in the book. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I would like to have realized that there was MORE in this book that Stevie hadn't said herself, but I don't feel cheated because (a) I didn't actually spend any of my own hard-earned money to purchase the book; and (b) I tend to focus more on what I read as opposed to what people say to me.

ArapahoeMaryA May 02, 2018

I picked up this biography because I am fond of Stevie Nicks' music, fashions and stage presence. I was hopeful to learn more about her mystical side, but this facet of her persona was not explored in depth. For an unauthorized biography, Gold Dust Woman gives plenty of background on Nicks' relationships and inspiration behind her songwriting.

Nov 28, 2017

This book is a light, quick read. At first it was interesting in learning about Stevie, Fleetwood Mac, and the music scene in the 70s and 80s. BUT, if you do any search on the book, you will find there are lots of errors, beginning on page 1 with the date of her birth. I don't know that much about Stevie/FM, but even I found several errors, like referring to JD Souther as very tall [he's not] or who wrote Because the Night ...

I then read a Rolling Stone article on 15 things you didn't know about the Rumours album, and several of them weren't mentioned in the book, and several others were different from what's in the book.

So, enjoy the light read, knowing that what you're reading probably isn't 100% accurate.


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ArapahoeMaryA May 02, 2018

She rings like a bell through the night
And wouldn't you love to love her?
She rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover?
All your life you've never seen a woman taken by the wind
Would you stay if she promised you heaven?
Will you ever win?
Will you ever win?


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