This is an excellent book as much for the perspective of losing a loved one to drugs and alcohol as for the backstage glimpses of some of the biggest bands—er—ever. Ms. Shellist’s book is one my go tos when I am writing because she’s been through it or watched it. She’s also a lovely woman who continues to work for the causes she believes in while maintaining amazing access. (She was at this year’s Oscars. Did you catch a glimpse of a lady wearing a dress with a long leopard print skirt on the arm of a man in a red jacket?) I notice that it’s in KU now, so if you have that, you can read it for free and it will be well worthwhile.