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Kathy Valentine presents All I Ever Wanted (with Lizz Winstead)

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St. Joseph’s College New York

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The Go-Gos bassist Kathy Valentine reflects on a life in rock (and plays some tunes) with comedian Lizz Winstead.

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The Go-Go’s became the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs, and have a number one album. For bassist Kathy Valentine, the band’s success was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream—but it’s only part of her story. Her new memoir All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir traces the path that took her from her childhood in Texas—where she all but raised herself—to the height of rock ’n’ roll stardom, devastation after the collapse of the band that had come to define her, and the quest to regain her sense of self after its end. A roller coaster of sex, drugs, and of course music, All I Ever Wanted is also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, even when it all comes crashing down. Valentine takes the stage for a music-infused talk about her book and the challenges of women in entertainment with comedian and writer Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show.

Each $30 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of All I Ever Wanted; books are distributed at the event, and additional books are for sale. Kathy Valentine will sign books following the presentation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kathy Valentine is a working musician and songwriter known for being part of the all-female band the Go-Go’s. She wrote or cowrote many of the band’s most renowned songs, including “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” In 2017 she created “She Factory,” an event series to raise money for women-centered nonprofits. She lives in Austin with her daughter.

ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER:

Lizz Winstead is the author of Lizz Free Or Die: Essays, which Sarah Silverman described as a “hilarious collection of very personal essays (that) somehow leaves you changed. You laugh, and yet there are nutrients in her words.” Winstead is the cocreator and former head writer of The Daily Show and one of the founders of Air America Radio. A performer and stand-up comedian, she frequently appears on MSNBC, CNN, and Comedy Central. She lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at lizzwinstead.com or follow her on twitter @lizzwinstead.

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