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Lips Unsealed: 08/15/21
Lips Unsealed by Belinda Carlisle is a memoir of her life and career. It's a frank account of her partying, drinking, and drug use. It doesn't glorify past excesses but it's also not an apology nor an atonement.
Although I grew up listening to Carlisle's music (both as the Go-Gos and her solo albums), I wasn't aware of her life outside of those songs. I've never been a fan of celebrities of any sort. Even now with the internet I rarely know who is who in a band or who is the current hot star.
So I went into this book knowing next to zero about Belinda Carlisle. I learned quite a bit, although much of it is stuff a more attentive fan would already know.
The book includes photos, some professionally shot and some family photos.
My one quibble is with the writing style. The sentences are often long and complex and paced like something out of an academic paper. Sometimes these long sentences don't flow well when coming back to back.