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Lips Unsealed - A Memoir

Belinda Carlisle

The women of the iconic eighties band the Go-Go's will always be remembered as they appeared on the back of their debut record: sunny, smiling, each soaking in her own private bubble bath with chocolates and champagne. The photo is a perfect tribute to the fun, irreverent brand of pop music that the Go-Go's created, but it also conceals the trials and secret demons that the members of the group-and, in particular, its lead singer, Belinda Carlisle-struggled with on their rise to stardom. Leaving her unstable childhood home at the age of eighteen, Belinda battled serious weight issues, having been teased for her pudginess throughout grade school, and grappled with her confusion about being deserted by her biological father as a child. This talented but misguided teen found solace in the punk rock world that so openly welcomed misfits-even though acceptance had its price. Not long after forming, the Go-Go's became queens of the L.A. punk scene-they sold out venues, attracted a fiercely loyal fan base, and outpartied almost every male band they toured with-and in the process kicked down the doors to the all-boys' club of eighties rock and roll. With a chart-topping debut album, Belinda found herself launched to international superstardom-and with that fame came more access to A-list parties, and even more alcohol and drugs to fuel Go-Go's mania. Inevitably, Belinda began to self-destruct. Lips Unsealed is filled with the wild stories that Belinda Carlisle fans are dying to hear-stories about the band's crazy days on tour with acts like the Police and Madness and the fabulous parties and people to whom the Go-Go's had exclusive access. But more than that, this candid memoir reveals the gritty flip side to the glitz, as Belinda shares her private struggles with abusive relationships, weight, and self-esteem, and a thirty-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction. This spellbinding and shocking look at her rise, fall, and eventual rebirth as a wife, mother, and sober artist will leave you wistfully fantasizing a

The women of the iconic eighties band the Go-Go's will always be remembered as they appeared on the back of their debut record: sunny, smiling, each soaking in her own private bubble bath with chocolates and champagne. The photo is a perfect tribute to the fun, irreverent brand of pop music that the Go-Go's created, but it also conceals the trials and secret demons that the members of the group-and, in particular, its lead singer, Belinda Carlisle-struggled with on their rise to stardom. Leaving her unstable childhood home at the age of eighteen, Belinda battled serious weight issues, having been teased for her pudginess throughout grade school, and grappled with her confusion about being deserted by her biological father as a child. This talented but misguided teen found solace in the punk rock world that so openly welcomed misfits-even though acceptance had its price. Not long after forming, the Go-Go's became queens of the L.A. punk scene-they sold out venues, attracted a fiercely loyal fan base, and outpartied almost every male band they toured with-and in the process kicked down the doors to the all-boys' club of eighties rock and roll. With a chart-topping debut album, Belinda found herself launched to international superstardom-and with that fame came more access to A-list parties, and even more alcohol and drugs to fuel Go-Go's mania. Inevitably, Belinda began to self-destruct. Lips Unsealed is filled with the wild stories that Belinda Carlisle fans are dying to hear-stories about the band's crazy days on tour with acts like the Police and Madness and the fabulous parties and people to whom the Go-Go's had exclusive access. But more than that, this candid memoir reveals the gritty flip side to the glitz, as Belinda shares her private struggles with abusive relationships, weight, and self-esteem, and a thirty-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction. This spellbinding and shocking look at her rise, fall, and eventual rebirth as a wife, mother, and sober artist will leave you wistfully fantasizing a
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The women of the iconic eighties band the Go-Go's will always be remembered as they appeared on the back of their debut record: sunny, smiling, each soaking in her own private bubble bath with chocolates and champagne. The photo is a perfect tribute to the fun, irreverent brand of pop music that the Go-Go's created, but it also conceals the trials and secret demons that the members of the group-and, in particular, its lead singer, Belinda Carlisle-struggled with on their rise to stardom. Leaving her unstable childhood home at the age of eighteen, Belinda battled serious weight issues, having been teased for her pudginess throughout grade school, and grappled with her confusion about being deserted by her biological father as a child. This talented but misguided teen found solace in the punk rock world that so openly welcomed misfits-even though acceptance had its price. Not long after forming, the Go-Go's became queens of the L.A. punk scene-they sold out venues, attracted a fiercely loyal fan base, and outpartied almost every male band they toured with-and in the process kicked down the doors to the all-boys' club of eighties rock and roll. With a chart-topping debut album, Belinda found herself launched to international superstardom-and with that fame came more access to A-list parties, and even more alcohol and drugs to fuel Go-Go's mania. Inevitably, Belinda began to self-destruct. Lips Unsealed is filled with the wild stories that Belinda Carlisle fans are dying to hear-stories about the band's crazy days on tour with acts like the Police and Madness and the fabulous parties and people to whom the Go-Go's had exclusive access. But more than that, this candid memoir reveals the gritty flip side to the glitz, as Belinda shares her private struggles with abusive relationships, weight, and self-esteem, and a thirty-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction. This spellbinding and shocking look at her rise, fall, and eventual rebirth as a wife, mother, and sober artist will leave you wistfully fantasizing a

Language:

English

Length:

5h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:05


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:45