Kicking And Dreaming by Ann & Nancy Wilson with Charles R. Cross

96%

9 Critic Reviews

...the sisters' grounded approach and appreciation for each other adds a refreshing element to an oft-told tale.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.
 

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Originally from Seattle, Washington, ANN and NANCY WILSON are the leaders of the rock band Heart. Heart have released more than a dozen albums, selling 35 million records worldwide. They continue to tour all over the world, most recently with Def Leppard in the summer of 2011. Their next album release is planned for late 2012.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by It Books. 307 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Kicking And Dreaming
All: 9 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Excellent
Sep 15 2012

An interesting duet that details precisely how women truly rock.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Sep 24 2012

...the sisters' grounded approach and appreciation for each other adds a refreshing element to an oft-told tale.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Rhetta Akamatsu on Nov 30 2012

Kicking and Dreaming is everything a rock memoir should be, and a testimony to...overcoming stereotypes and inspiring many women rockers who have come after them.

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Tampa Bay Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Sean Daly on Nov 04 2012

Kicking & Dreaming is a celebration of sisterhood, from a childhood spent following their Marine dad...to owning the radio in the '70s and '80s.

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PopMatters

Excellent
Reviewed by Elisabeth Woronzoff on Nov 20 2012

Kicking and Dreaming is a fun read that entertainingly unravels the musical legacy and cultural impact of Heart.

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The Miami Herald

Excellent
Reviewed by Howard Cohen on Sep 21 2012

...Heart’s story beyond the music hasn’t been sufficiently detailed until the thorough and entertaining Kicking & Dreaming.

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Austin Chronicle

Excellent
Reviewed by Greg Beets on Dec 07 2012

Although there's plenty of evidence here for a strident polemic about sexism in rock, the sisters make a case simply by telling their story in a relatable way.

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International Music Press

Good
Reviewed by Richard John Cummins

Readers of rock memoirs in general will find KICKING & DREAMING to be a kick; and for die-Heart fans, it’s a dream.

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Antimusic

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Wierzbicki

Heart has a long track record of producing songs that are exceptionally endearing for their fans and Kicking & Dreaming proves to be no different.

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