An iconic figure of the 1960s and '70s, Boyd breaks a 40-year silence in "Wonderful Tonight," and tells the story of how she found herself bound to ...Show synopsisAn iconic figure of the 1960s and '70s, Boyd breaks a 40-year silence in "Wonderful Tonight," and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the 20th century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll.Hide synopsis
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I am shocked at how little I care about this woman. I didn't come into this book hoping for something salacious, but I would have liked to actually be interested in what shaped her. It was all so generalized, as if to protect herself. And the final quarter of the book, about her life after her marriages, was so boring - just one vacation after another. She came across as a bored socialite, searching for things to occupy her time. It was unsympathetic - she did nothing to make a connection with the reader.
If you're a fan of George or Eric, Patty spoke of her experiences with both of these great musicians. She brought you on her personal journey of reflection and gave the reader a different prespective of these great musical icons. Which is worth the read just for that alone. I actually purchased this book because I had read Clapton's autobiography and felt that he would bring the reader to the door but never opened it and I thought Patty's book would open those doors and possibly finish those stories. However, I found myself liking Patty for herself not just for the men she married. I found it sad, however, that she could have been famous in her own rights, (not for just whom she married) had she not given up her life path to accomandate the insecurities of the men she loved. She was to treated to the extremes by both these men. One moment with great love, the next as if she were merely a possession to be treated in which ever matter their moods seemed fit. It was a disgrace how they carried on their blatant affairs. This only manage to damage her own low self-esteem even further, causing her to stand by men that weren't really deserving of her love.
I first read Eric Clapton's biography and was left wanting a little more insight, a little more detail. Who better to disclose that than a woman's version of basically the same story. Ms. Boyd gave all the detail and female spin that I was looking for.
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