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Chrissie Hynde - Reckless

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Chrissie Hynde - Reckless

Chrissie Hynde, leader of the Pretenders, is one of the most widely imitated figures in rock: sexy, unflappable, vulnerable yet tough, a groundbreaking songwriter and performer. In these pages, Chrissie gives us her story. 

 

We see her all-American 1950s childhood in Ohio, and her teenage self falling for the rock music of the 1960s. We follow her to London, where she takes a job with NME and makes her way into the churning ’70s London punk scene, meeting Lemmy, Sid Vicious and Iggy Pop, living in squats, writing songs, playing in early versions of the Clash and the Damned. 

 

Her work with the Pretenders—which melded punk, New Wave, and pop to irresistible effect—would catapult her to instant stardom. Through it all is Chrissie’s unmistakable voice, ringing with fearless emotional honesty, a razor-sharp wit, and an enduring belief in the power of rock’n’roll. 

 

“Heartfelt and beautifully written.” —The Huffington Post

 

“Snaps with wit. . . . Reveals an extremely rare and brave character.” —New York Daily News

 

“Sharp. . . . Moving. . . . Restless and emphatic.” —The Wall Street Journal

 

“Hynde is an irresistible, unapologetic storyteller.” —USA Today 

 

“A love letter to rock ‘n’ roll. . . . Honest and distinctive. . . . [Reckless] gives an accurate sense of what it’s like to sit down with Chrissie Hynde. . . . Acerbic, clever, confrontational.” —The New York Times Book Review