Her painful tale is engrossing. I had the same feelings as she did about her newborn. The author has written this heart-felt story in a way that reads like a drama,and one that is hard to put down once absorbed in the story. Spungen's affair is her husband's fault, Nancy's behavior is the doctor's fault, Spungen and her husband's inability to control Nancy is the psychologist's fault, and a While the first half of the book was an interesting read, overall I did not enjoy this book. Her parent's marriage and how they made it through it all.
I loved the 'Sex Pistols' and I felt for Nancy. Often we talk about nature nurture and in this case, unless the author is hiding much, it seems a pure case of nature. And the daughter of middle class suburban parents, who could never sit still as a toddler and screamed at her childhood night terrors. This is the 2nd time I have read this book,once through the eyes of a 25yr old,and now through the eyes of a 52yr old. I was never really into the Sex Pistol's music, but I adore the punk movement and some of the later punk bands.
I read this a long time ago at an impressionable age and it has haunted me since. I wore chains on my belt. Nancy had a bad reputation. I delved more deeply in and read about their tragic love story and I couldn't help but find myself wanting to know more. The Sex Pistols were the first band I was ever really obsessed with and like most of their fans, I hated Nancy. She was reading college level material at the age of 11 most of the books she enjoyed were my favorite classics.
I also think this is a must-read for anyone who is raising a learning-disabled child, perhaps if help This book was amazing, because it lets people know more about Nancy Spungen, humanizing her instead of just viewing her as a minor, murdered character in the history of punk rock. It begins with Nancy's childhood and weaves a tragic tale of a misunderstood girl. Did Sid really kill her? To think this young, pretty, intelligent, young lady had no one but her family in the end. Such joy to hold you in my armsand kiss away your tears. Just thought I'd add this in there, because I thought it was just. Please note that the tricks or techniques listed in this pdf are either fictional or claimed to work by its creator. And for that I can be civil on.
This book details Nancy's life from cradle to grave. The only difference was that her child went through a more traumatic experience than my son did. We do not guarantee that these techniques will work for you or not. And I don't want to live this life, If I can't live for you. Throughout the book, although especially in the first half, she describes allowing Nancy to set the tone of the house and do whatever she wants to do whenever she wants to do it - including the story of telling Suzy to give Nancy the pen that Suzy in currently using because Nancy wants it, then telling Suzy to not be a troublemaker - and then she blames Nancy for the fact of their household moving around her.
This book paints a bad picture of punks and the Sex Pistols when in fact, it was mainly Nancy's problems that influenced Sid Vicious to be the way he was. This book scared the shit out of me being a mother myself, it's hard to read what another mother had to go through. To my beautiful baby girl. Nancy Spungen, the junkie girlfriend of Sid Vicious. The author comes off and very whiny and attention-seeking. Of course I'd heard of Nancy Spungen.
The author comes off and very whiny and attention-seeking. But at the time it blew me away. I think the family was in a horrible position yes, but deal with it. They both ruined their lives. It is the story of an ordinary womamn - an ordinary American family - who had to deal with something extraordinary and impossibly heartbreaking in their lives.
I felt the mother was very selfish, whiney, and crying for attention I honestly feel if they her parents felt she was disturbed. It's a story of the agony of mental illness and now I can't help wondering if modern-day psychiatric medicine and knowledge would have made a difference before the heroine addiction. It gives you a part of the story that was untold. Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson. Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd.
For example, repeatedly referring to Johnny Lyman I assume she meant John Lydon and this made me wary of other parts of her research as this is a really basic bit of research with error. The stories ranged from tragic to hilarious. She doesn't even give Sid a chance, writing them both off as practically strangers. Nancy and Sid paid the ultimate price. It begins with Nancy's childhood and weaves a tragic tale of a misunderstood girl. They sent her to a slew of doctors and facilities to attempt to help their daughter.
In all seriousness, this is a sad book. I stumbled upon this quite randomly in a bargain bin in a Tokyo store piled high with paperbacks - exclusively with this title. This book was written by her mother. I do however think this is the best book I have read in years it kept me interested and I could not put it down. Nancy hasn't been painted in a good light. I felt the mother was very selfish, whiney, and crying for attention I honestly feel if they her parents felt she was disturbed. Bridgwater, the synopsis is too unkind and grandiose in reveling in the tragedy, rather than meeting the author and the person at least half-way.