Kathy Valentine Announces New Memoir with Accompanying Book Tour

Kathy Valentine: All I Ever WantedGet ready to add another bass autobiography to your collection. Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s has a new memoir coming out in April called All I Ever Wanted that documents her life in and out of the band.

“At twenty-one, Valentine was in the iconic venue The Whisky in Los Angeles when she met a guitarist from a fledgling band called the Go-Go’s and the band needed a bassist,” a press release states. The Go-Go’s became the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs, and have a number one album. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat, spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 and featured the hit songs ‘We Got the Beat’ and ‘Our Lips Are Sealed.’ The record’s success brought the pressures of a relentless workload and schedule culminating in a wild, hazy, substance-fueled tour that took the band from the club circuit to arenas, where fans, promoters, and crew were more than ready to keep the party going. “For Valentine, the band’s success was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream but, it’s only part of her story. ‘All I Ever Wanted’ traces the path that took her from her childhood in Texas, where she all but raised herself, to the height of rock ’n’ roll stardom, devastation after the collapse of the band that had come to define her, and the quest to regain her sense of self in the aftermath.”

The 304-page book will be available in hardback and Kindle versions on April 9th. Valentine is embarking on a book tour in support of it with stops in New York, Texas, California, Massachusetts, and Ohio. Valentine will be performing in addition to talking about the book, and several dates will include special guests.

“All I Ever Wanted” Book Events with Kathy Valentine & Special Guests:

Mar 28Woodstock BookfestWoodstock, NY
Apr 3Book PeopleAustin, TX (with John Doe)
Apr 4SABFSan Antonio, TX
Apr 7Book Soup/W. Hwd LibraryLos Angeles, CA (with Kathleen Hanna)
Apr 8Green AppleSan Francisco, CA (with Gina Schock)
Apr 15NY Public LibraryNew York, NY (with Anthony DeCurtis)
Apr 20Greenlight @ St. Joseph’sBrooklyn, NY (with Lizz Winstead)
Apr 26Cactus MusicHouston, TX
May 2Books in the Basin FestivalOdessa, TX
May 7-8Mom 2.0 ConferenceLos Angeles, CA
May TBAParnassusNashville, TN (with Ann Powers)
May TBALark & OwlGeorgetown, TX
May 17Antone’sAustin, TX (with Jody Denberg)
May 19Nowhere BooksSan Antonio, TX (with Jenny Lawson)
May 22Fabled BooksWaco, TX
May 28Once SomervilleBoston, MA (with Tanya Donnelly)
Aug 15Rock and Roll Hall of FameCleveland, OH

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