Book Review: All I Ever Wanted

The Go-Go’s bassist recounts the years of success the band would find with songs like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” All I Ever Wanted not only examines that rollercoaster of sex, drugs and music, but also Valentine’s formative years. Growing up in Texas and having to take care of herself at an early age, Valentine developed an independent and rebellious attitude that would surface in her music. The memoir also looks at what happens after a band’s fame begins to wane, a process that every musician has to go through at some point.

By Kathy Valentine

(hardcover) $26.95