He didn't gloss over the issues with his dad, but he glossed, no , left it until the end where he just had a paragraph about, his daughter Katie. So much of David's experience makes you sad as you're reading his words, but he makes you believe he has finally gotten a handle on his own life. I was gratified to learn later in the book how he found happiness in his relationship with Sue Shifrin Cassidy and how the birth of their son and a daughter filled the void David had been seeking all of his life. His father was of half and half ancestry, and his mother was descended mostly from , along with some Irish and roots. I read it in 2 days ; however, I found him to be somewhat self serving taking all opportunities to share how famous he had been and how much money he had made. I though he was full of self pity and I don't understand why. What is interesting about David Cassidy's story is how the kind of popularity he had in a way made him an outcast.
David does confess that the magazines often made up stories, writing about his hobbies, what he liked to eat and drink and other trivial information, much of it not even true. If you're not a fan of his, some of his descriptions of his albums were a little boring as he described the songs one by one. Though he wanted to become a respected rock musician along the lines of , his channel to stardom launched him into the ranks of , a brand he loathed until much later in life, when he managed to come to terms with his beginnings. I feel bad that he couldn't hold on to what he loved. I'm using the present tense as I finished this book having a great amount of respect for David Cassidy, the real David Cassidy. He and his third wife are separated, and his house has been foreclosed.
I was drawn to read this book after his recent announcement of his diagnosis of dementia. All my friends know of my obsession and my husband gave me this book for my 50th birthday. He was bigger than Elvis. These went gold in Europe and Australia, and Cassidy supported them with a sellout tour of the United Kingdom, which resulted in the Greatest Hits Live compilation of 1986. He comes out the other end of the story positive, wiser and sure of himself. At the time of the writing, he seemed to be in a good place, but his Wiki article indicates that his life took a downturn. He began tours that featured Partridge tunes and his own hits.
Although I wasn't as fanatic as many, I did paper my pre-teen bedroom walls with posters of David Cassidy, watched the Partridge Family, and read about him in Tiger Beat and 16. David Cassidy truly disappointed me. He holds little to nothing back about his struggles with extreme fame and fortune which he ends up losing through bad business deals. His clothes were regularly ripped off by adoring fans. Except for a few short anecdotes about his father when Cassidy was very young, he just skims over his personal life, almost in passing. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. I had not thought much about him in the years since.
I was too young to be into David at the time of the Partridge Family - but I was madly in love with his brother Shaun at the height of his teen-idoldom. I didn't realise he had done so much in his career, starring in shows and writing songs etc. During a 2012 guest appearance on he expressed his views on the leading candidates for president, and. Read it Where to purchase the book in Australia: Online Preorder now. Then, I found out he had a starring role on Ruby and the Rockets--of course had to wa I think I am the biggest David fan ever, I mean I felt like I discovered him because I cut out a tiny picture of him in Tiger Beat before he became Keith Partridge. And he has the nerve to judge his father's Disappointing.
But the bio made me realize that maybe there was more to this guy than I'd ever given him credit for. It's disgusting the way artists are taken advantage of and ripped off hugely. But by the time it went off the air in 1974, I was still a little tyke. He didn't hide names or facts. I learned so much about David Cassidy that I never knew.
God bless and thanks for all your music! Australian and New Zealand release is May 1st, 2007. I felt that he spent his life striving for approval, as he didn't get it from his father. He also writes little about his daughter with model Sherry Williams, actress Katie Cassidy, from whom he was estranged for awhile. By the mid-to late 1980s, finally his career was getting a lot better. Amazing, often sad, but in the end he left the book on a positive note. Unfortunately, it appears that like his father before him, David Cassidy has a problem with alcohol. Very honest for an autobiography.
I was not a big David Cassidy fan in his Partridge Family days. Cassidy also appeared in London's West End production of and returned to Broadway in alongside and his half-brother, Shaun Cassidy. Hi struggles to be close to his father Jack Cassidy were heartbreaking. Despite fame and fortune and--at least for a few years--being the most desired man on the planet, his life seemed very empty. He was held overnight in jail, ordered to undergo inpatient rehabilitation, and was placed on probation for five years. Blessed with a musical family and influenced by their diverse musical tastes, Jenny grew up loving all kinds of music, from classical to rock to bluegrass.
If you're a David Cassidy fan it's riveting and heart breaking. Sadly, this book was written over ten years ago, and so much happened after its publication, including his untimely death. Synopsis: In the seventies, when he was just 20 years old, David Cassidy achieved the sort of teen idol fame that is rarely seen. C'mon, Get Happy: Fear and Loathing on the Partridge Family Bus. He didn't hide names or facts. I dug him when I was a kid but, honestly, no more or less than many others featured in 16 or Tiger Beat.
An enjoyable insight into the rock and roll lifestyle, the horrors of fame, and life with show-biz parents. He became an international pop star. Young fans chased him everywhere. Too bad the drugs etc. He was bigger than Elvis. . But overall, it is an interesting book about a young man who in the eyes of the public seemed to have it all - but had to lose it all to find himself.