Press for All I Ever Wanted
Orange County Register by Peter Larsen
Forbes story by David Chiu
Houston Press story by Bob Ruggiero
Los Angeles Times story by Randall Roberts
New York Times Arts & Leisure by Elisabeth Vincentelli
Billboard story by Gary Graff
Icon vs Icon piece by Jason Price
Pop Matters story by Michael Bialas
Kathy Valentine will release memoir, All I Ever Wanted, along with a Soundtrack to the book
At twenty-one, Kathy Valentine was at 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. 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 after its end. Valentine also speaks candidly about the lasting effects of parental betrayal, abortion, rape, and her struggles with drugs and alcohol—and the music that saved her every step of the way.
Kathy Valentine Announces Book Tour for All I Ever Wanted
Hey! I’m going on my first book tour in support of my memoir “All I Ever Wanted: A RocknRoll Memoir.” The book and accompanying soundtrack will be available at the end of March. Follow the schedule below and be sure to check this site for updates and added tour dates. Each one of these will be a specialized, unique event.
Wednesday, March 18 – Austin, TX
SXSW/Talk and Book Signing Austin Convention Center, 3rd Floor Room 10C 3:30-4:30
Thursday, March 26 – Philadelphia Private Event
Saturday, March 28 – Woodstock, NY
Woodstock Book Fest 4pm.
Friday, April 3 – Austin
Book People w/John Doe 7pm
Saturday April 4 – San Antonio, TX (schedule TBA)
San Antonio Book Festival
Saturday, April 18 – Austin. Private Event
Greenlight Books, offsite at St. Joseph’s College w/Lizz Winstead 7:30-9:30pm
Bookends 6pm not yet listed, keep checking!
Monday, April 27 – Chicago, ILL
Anderson’s Book Shop (LaGrange location) 7pm