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Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« on: August 05, 2007, 06:26:05 PM »

Well, folks, I've seen the first snippet from it today. You can read the full article with pictures here:
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=473174&in_page_id=1879

The full book will be out at the end of August, at least in the US. I'm sure there will be plenty to discuss after we have a chance to read it. My, those wild rock stars.  :o Cheers.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 07:42:11 PM »

Sounds like an ego-boosting exercise.  She must be desperate or broke or both.  Until now, she and Jane Asher were the only two existing that took the high road.  Guess that narrows it down to one.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 08:25:09 PM »

I think desperate fits the bill in this case, 834. Her book is a reaction to Eric Clapton's biography, which is coming out at the same time. Apparently she and Eric had made an agreement that neither of them would talk about each other's personal lives. When Eric agreed to put out his official biography (for a handsome sum), it made Pattie so angry that she decided to come out with hers. Apparently the only way she could get her handsome sum was to cover the George Harrison aspect as well.

So I'm expecting a bit of George, but a lot of Eric. The excerpt that I read seems to support that view. Granted, you do find a lot of Beatles mentioned in it, but the stories are not very detailed. I guess none of the Beatles ex-wives really knows how to write!

The Jane stands alone!
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 08:28:33 PM »

Maureen seemed pretty down to earth.  She could have told a story or 20, but left well enough alone.  As JL said, everyone gets a book.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 08:47:49 PM »

I probably will read it, biographies are always more interesting when the author was actually there, writing about people they knew.  I could see why it made her angry, she probably wanted to get her side of the story in, before anyone judges her.  
I liked Cyn's book, I feel a lot of people didn't, but I did, showed me a whole other side of John.

As for Jane, I think she should right a book. I never heard why she and Paul  broke up, from either of them.  

She didn't age very well, to much plastic surgery it seems!
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 09:18:29 PM »

 I liked Cynthia's book as well, DSL. I like hearing the female perspective on why they did what they did, and how they perceived it.

Jane and Paul broke up over me. Sorry to break it to you this way, but it was time: August tell-all month. John (and you) are right: I should write a book. Mine will be titled, "I Was Only There to Walk Martha, and Look What Happened!"   :o
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 10:17:39 PM »

I should write a book. Mine will be titled, "I Was Only There to Walk Martha, and Look What Happened!"   (laugh2) That was so funny! I would be the first to buy it  ;)
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 11:03:04 PM »

I dread to hear of a Heather Mills biog out! :-/
titled "Me & Macca"??? :P ;D
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 11:40:35 PM »

No one would buy it....what would she even write about they were married 4 years!

I hate that women  >:(
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007, 11:48:08 PM »

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titled "Me & Macca"??? :P ;D

"Macca & Me"?  :P

Octie thought of a good Geroge book title "S.I.G.H" stands for So Into Geroge Harrison

But about the Pattie book- I want to read it! I have always wanted to know what was happening between George and the woman whom he loved so much... the one that even after he she said no he kept on trying... the one he was so shy of telling her... and then what?  :-/
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2007, 11:48:17 PM »

Ewwww... I despise Heather (dead1)
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2007, 11:50:35 PM »

I like Olivia better than Pattie...but that's just me!
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 12:04:13 AM »

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"I probably will read it, biographies are always more interesting when the author was actually there, writing about people they knew.  I could see why it made her angry, she probably wanted to get her side of the story in, before anyone judges her."

Does anyone care about Pattie Boyd?  She has been little more than a footnote in the Beatle saga.  She's going to bring more attention to all that weirdness than anything by writing a book.  The reality, at least from the excerpt was 'Me Me Me'.  She sounds proud of the fact that she was in the middle of two of the '60s biggest icons, not like she's trying to sway anyone.  Who knows?  Who cares?  That  book will be in the $1.99 bin about one month after its published.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 12:04:33 AM »

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I like Olivia better than Pattie...but that's just me!

Not just you, DSL. But George was a lot older when he met Olivia. It's really amazing that anyone stays together when they get together so young. They met when Pattie was 19 and George was 20. They married at 21 and 22. People do a lot of changing as they grow up. Even if you love each other, sometimes you just find up that you end up as two very different adult people without much in common. Based on the excerpt from the book, that sounds like what happened between P&G. No one traumatic incident, just a steady moving apart.

Edited to add: I think quite a lot of people care, 834. For one thing, it's a Beatles-related book by someone who wasn't a chauffeur or the third-assistant manager of the guy who used to run their downtown office and saw them twice at a party. Second, as the person who initiated the whole Maharishi adventure, she's more than a footnote. And finally, I think a lot of women will be keen to hear a woman's perspective on the situation.

Of course, if the book is a disappointment, it deserves to end up in the $1.99 bin. But I'm curious and eager to hear what she has to say.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 12:04:57 AM »

I want to read her book though...
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007, 12:12:08 AM »

True. But not impossible, my granparents were that age. May be a different time, but basically the same. Olivia I always just liked her more, just because she seems more real to me.

Pattie isn't my favorite Beatle wife, but I think her book will do ok. And she is writing the book about HER life. It's an auto-biography, it is going to be mainly about her. Though she does seem a little, I don't know, to me.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007, 07:08:52 PM »

She should have released her book while George was still alive. It's not really fair to do it after his death because he cannot make any comment.  :-/
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2007, 09:00:45 PM »

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She should have released her book while George was still alive. It's not really fair to do it after his death because he cannot make any comment.  :-/
I think her release date has nothing to do with George. It's her counter-attack against Eric. His book is coming out this fall, so hers is, also.

Even if George were still available, I'm not sure he would have commented. He would have found this public airing of his personal affairs extremely distasteful. I'm not certain, but I don't think the former Beatles ever really answered any specific charges in various books about them, other than to say, "They're all crap." Somehow I don't see George pointing out the errors. Then again, if George were alive, Pattie might not have published this book. She seemed fond of him, and knew he would hate it. One could argue that she isn't causing him any pain by publishing this after his time.
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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2007, 09:18:34 PM »

The better people here will have seen this thread and resisted to comment, however I am not a better person.

Those books are written for idiots to gossip about in internet forums. If it's important to gossip about it, then go right ahead, you'll hear no more from me on the matter.

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Re: Pattie Boyd's tell-all book coming in August
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2007, 11:26:54 PM »

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The better people here will have seen this thread and resisted to comment, however I am not a better person.

Those books are written for idiots to gossip about in internet forums. If it's important to gossip about it, then go right ahead, you'll hear no more from me on the matter.

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Well put.  And you remain the better person.
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