Take Another Little Piece of My Heart
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Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up is a non-fiction 1993 work by former groupie Pamela Des Barres. Continuing where I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie left off, this book chronicles the ups and downs of her turbulent marriage to actor/singer Michael Des Barres, including their divorce in 1991. Much of the book is about the effects of the family dysfunction on their son, Nicholas Dean Des Barres.
It also includes brief tales of Pamela's friendships with other celebrities, including Frank Zappa, Sandra Bernhard, and Jaid Barrymore and some jokes called 'If you cried with the book read this and feel better' and 'Guide to a successful divorce'.
Reviewing this book in The New York Times, Janet Maslin described the book as "a memoir, but it reads like a novel", "a chatty, entertaining account" of her life, written in "a funny and fearless conversational style." Publishers Weekly found the book somewhat less exciting than its predecessor, but called it "indisputably juicy, thanks to Des Barres's effervescence and no-holds-barred approach to celebrity gossip." Kirkus Reviews was less enthusiastic, describing the book as a "[g]ushing, not to say ecstatic, exercise in groupiespeak" that amounted to "[d]umbfoundingly overripe musk, but just right for the right ears."
- Janet Maslin, "You Can't Always Get What You Want", The New York Times, January 10, 1993.
- Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up (review), Publishers Weekly, November 2, 1992.
- Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up (review), Kirkus Reviews, May 20, 2010.
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