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July 1, 2008
at 9:35 PM said:
In my opinion, Dandelion: A 70’s Memoir is eminently more readable than similar books of this genre. It is truly a chronicle of one of the most interesting periods in pop history and recounts a lifestyle many of us shared that will never again be repeated. Your writing style is clean and straightforward with an honesty and emotional impact that left me longing for more. Now I realize that there are many layers to the life of the Catherine James I knew 30 years ago. You are a remarkable woman with a remarkable story and I’m glad you found the wisdom and strength to record it for posterity.
June 21, 2008
at 6:46 AM said:
Stopping by an a lazy saturday to let you know how much you brighten my days Catherine!
May 29, 2008
at 6:43 PM said:
Re-found friends after all these years!
Melanie (Mel) from myspace
May 28, 2008
at 7:38 PM said:
Hi Sweet Lady,
I SO cannot wait to get my copy of the book and start reading.. I'm in my jammies and getting ready to end the day, yet I'm tempted to run out right now and see if I can find it at our local bookstore....HMMM.... It looks SO fascinating! *1111 *Mel Much LOVE to you!!
Elizabeth of CT
April 28, 2008
at 8:38 PM said:
The story of your life has really touched me. What a wonderful attitude toward life you have. You are to be admired! Thank you for sharing your story....
April 26, 2008
at 4:13 PM said:
I enjoy your writing style and I am touched by the paragraphs about your life. Although my upbringing was not as drastic, there are so many sequences that I relate to in your childhood.
The beginning chapters are like a therapy. Your story is helping me come to terms with my own childhood.
March 4, 2008
at 2:05 PM said:
Your life has touched mine.
I thank you.
February 10, 2008
at 6:14 PM said:
What an amazing story you have to tell.....
I'm an avid reader of history, current events, and biographies. As I've been playing guitar for about 40 years, I very much enjoy reading books by/about 60's artists and I saw yours in my local Brooklyn library & I enjoy reading books by people who were also part of the scene and hearing the stories from their perspective. Of course I had no idea how compelling your family life would be! I have 2 kids, 9 & 12, and while my son (12)challenges me a lot I certainly am no Diana! Plus, my wife is a child psychologist.... when we have problems I ask her: so what do we do? Her professional response: I dunno! She's about to start your book....
But wow...I was so happy for you (in 2008!) when you ran away(in 1965)for good (I did that too in 1970 when I was 15!). To me, that just showed the true knowledge and awareness of our souls that we KNOW when we're being scammed and abused and something deep within us inspires us to break away from a bad situation. You also seem to have particularly capable guardian angels! Kudos to them, too.
Of course, I'm a fan of pretty much all of your musical friends. I suppose Mr. Laine can be forgiven as having been quite young (perhaps a little too influenced by John Lennon?)when you met him, and a "victim" of old-fashioned male-dominated attitudes... good for you for dumping him! (& all the others for that matter! - & a pox on the idiots who dumped you!)
Have you read "Roomful Of Mirrors"? It's a great book about Jimi (I dug "Fire" on your HP). Amazing that last night with him....& soooo sad....
I came close a few times to the "big contract" but.... I've been working in the NYC film biz for 20 years as a property person, and for the last few years as a greensman. Plants are so nice.... just finished the sex & the city movie......
I also used to hang around Candlewood Lake in the 60's & 70's! My 3rd album should be out in a year & I think it's gonna be great - folk/children/lullabys. I'm scheduled to mix it at a friend's studio in Laurel Canyon (!) - I'll send you a link when it's done....
Meanwhile, I do hope you go on Oprah's show, if that's a possibility. I think your book would resonate with a lot of people & I think it would illuminate in a very personal way how important good parenting is & how devastating bad parenting can be. Thanks so much for sharing your story to this point. But I'll bet there'll be more!
Peggy (a/k/a "Poetessa")
February 4, 2008
at 3:57 PM said:
I've only just found you on myspace and am looking forward to reading your book. Your website is exquisite, very beautifully done.
February 1, 2008
at 3:05 PM said:
Have been waiting for a long time after reading of you Miss P's "I'm with the Band"... Pre-ordered the book online (here in canada)and read your life story in one night! What an inspiring tale of a woman's quest to live and live her own life! You lived an amazing life, thank you.
January 23, 2008
at 2:40 PM said:
I could'nt put your book down.
Mary Jane Royce
January 19, 2008
at 4:44 PM said:
Received your book for Christmas and read it immediately.
So amazed and impressed with your survival skills, and your
ability to forgive. That you raised a wonderful son, with
little help and troubling role models is testament to your
amazing spirit. I remember seeing your picture as an impressionable 13year-old in Rolling Stone magazine. I
could never look as beautiful as you, but I immediately
cut my hair in bangs to look like you. I still wear straight
All the best for the new year. Your beautiful exterior is
only surpassed by transcendent inner self.
Pleasant "Princess Farhana" Gehman
December 31, 2007
at 1:09 PM said:
Amazing life- amazing book! read it in one night!
December 29, 2007
at 8:44 PM said:
It took me one day to devour your story. It was everything I had to hoped to read about and more. Your life truly inspired me, from the hardships to the exciting recounts of life in the fast lane with rock and roll idols. I had always wanted to be teenager in the 60s but alas I was born in 1968. Your story is something I can read over and over again and feel like I'm right there with you. You're strength is outstanding. xxx
December 22, 2007
at 2:17 PM said:
Your book is just the Best. You're a great writer and a true inspiration to others. Just finished reading it today and had to tell ya thanks for sharing your adventerous life with the rest of us. It moved me beyond words.
Best of luck in the future and Happy Holidays Catherine
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