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Old 07-06-2018, 11:26 AM
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:41 AM
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Didn't this book come out a while ago? I wonder why Fox news is talking about it now?
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:51 PM
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Didn't this book come out a while ago? I wonder why Fox news is talking about it now?
Probably just because they've been in the news recently with the firing of Lindsey and the tour. My Barnes and Noble had a FM section on their display wall the other day, with Buckingham Mc Vie, The Very Best of FM, and 24 Karat Gold.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:04 PM
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It ticks me off that this Davis guy can regurgitate a bunch of interviews others have done, get half his facts wrong, and still make money off of Stevie... while the gullible public eats it up. They also believe everything they read because hey, it wouldn't get published in a book if it weren't true!

So many people actually believe Stevie wrote this herself, or at least was interviewed extensively for it, simply because it has her picture on it and says "biography."

Nope. That would be an AUTObiography, folks. And this is not one. This is crap.

Thanks for the incisive reporting that lends credence to it, foxnews!
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:08 PM
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OK so she did not survive an abusive relationship with Lindsey.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:31 PM
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Stevie has never "reported" that Lindsey abused her (unless you're talking about the Tusk thing and Tango incident). We don't know what happened or didn't happen all those years ago but that she reported anything is completely untrue. I think a lot of people who aren't as familiar with Stevie/FM think that this book is a legit biography of Stevie which is why it pops up in the news every now and then. I actually got curious by all the terrible reviews that some fans gave the book so I skimmed through it myself and it really is pretty bad. Tons of inaccurate info, a lot of stories and things seemingly just pulled out of thin air, actual facts that are clearly checkable completely wrong and whatnot. Stevie never even spoke to the writer and I highly doubt anyone close to her did either and just "requested anonymity". This same writer also wrote a Carly Simon bio and he said he was a friend of Carly and she acknowledged that she knew him but she was FURIOUS about the book and denounced it and denounced the things he tried to portray in it and said she has never spoken to him about it and it wasn't authorized and all that. So in general I wouldn't give this book/writer too much attention.
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:52 PM
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Therefore she did not survive an abusive relationship. Because the author of the book is a goof and did not talk to her.
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Therefore she did not survive an abusive relationship. Because the author of the book is a goof and did not talk to her.
I literally said that I have no idea what happened or didn't happen in that relationship. Just that things coming from this particular writer aren't legitimate. Other than that I have no idea. It was certainly a very toxic relationship, but anything beyond that none of us could know and I doubt we'll ever know.
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Yeah, I have no desire to read this cookie cutter book. As far as abuse, I do think he beat-up Carol Ann Harris. The co-producer of the Rumours album, Ken Caliat, has a blog, and he was asked about his opinion. He said he saw Lindsey "rough up" a few women, and doesn't doubt that he hit Carol Ann. But he also said Lindsey is a changed man after he had kids.
As for if he hit Stevie, he didn't mention it.
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Yeah, I have no desire to read this cookie cutter book. As far as abuse, I do think he beat-up Carol Ann Harris. The co-producer of the Rumours album, Ken Caliat, has a blog, and he was asked about his opinion. He said he saw Lindsey "rough up" a few women, and doesn't doubt that he hit Carol Ann. But he also said Lindsey is a changed man after he had kids.
As for if he hit Stevie, he didn't mention it.
Yeah I read his blog too. I actually liked it since he didn't have that same pretentious tone as in his book and a lot of interviews. He hasn't posted in years though. But I agree with most of what you said. I read a recent-ish interview where when Stevie talked about the Tusk New Zealand incident and she was saying how when Lindsey started doing whatever he was doing, she didn't know how to react because no one had ever been "physical" with her before in her life. So who even knows. In general I don't really feel comfortable speculating about this type of thing.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:21 PM
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If anyone is curious I say get it from the library. It is not terrible and is a fast read, but there is no new info. It’s basically like he took a whole bunch of feature articles and interviews in chronological order and then smushed them altogether, somehow managing to get a few easily verifiable facts wrong.

I enjoyed Zoe’s book a lot more than this one.
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If anyone is curious I say get it from the library. It is not terrible and is a fast read, but there is no new info. It’s basically like he took a whole bunch of feature articles and interviews in chronological order and then smushed them altogether, somehow managing to get a few easily verifiable facts wrong.

I enjoyed Zoe’s book a lot more than this one.
When I skimmed through it I remember reading some tall tale that said Stevie had specific requests to not have African American limo drivers. As if trying to say that she's a racist. That's when I put it down and realized it was crap. And then seeing how Carly Simon denounced the book he put out on her, it made more sense.
IA that the Zoe Howe book was at least more reliable but I doubt we'll ever get an actual "good" book on Stevie since all the writers have to base it off of is her interviews and other accounts and things, all of which are pretty exaggerated and many of which contradict each other.
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Well he must not have been to mean, she has more than her share of self esteem. Hard to believe.
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The book was trash. This news story not substantiated. However, given the timing of its release coinciding with the band’s attempt to reboot, I wouldn’t be surprised if the story wasn’t encouraged by Stevie or Mick.

There’s little doubt of Lindsey’s abrasiveness, and of his occasionally being a class-A jerk. But claims of abuse should never be taken lightly or casually accepted as truth. I have yet to read any unquestionably reliable source confirming this—including Carol Ann Harris.
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The book was trash. This news story not substantiated. However, given the timing of its release coinciding with the band’s attempt to reboot, I wouldn’t be surprised if the story wasn’t encouraged by Stevie or Mick.

There’s little doubt of Lindsey’s abrasiveness, and of his occasionally being a class-A jerk. But claims of abuse should never be taken lightly or casually accepted as truth. I have yet to read any unquestionably reliable source confirming this—including Carol Ann Harris.
There is a million tons of recent news and academic and legal research that make it seem that well, yes, claims of abuse by the abused need to be taken seriously and accepted as truth.


Stevie did not survive an abusive relationship with Lindsey. Because he is a great artist. Got it.
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