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Wonderful Tonight (Wonderful Today)
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Joe
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7 September 2012 - 9.31pm

I found it a bit disappointing. It was ghost written and the chronology is clearly awry in places, which made me suspect some of the facts were too. That said, she lived an interesting life and was well placed in the 60s. The best bits, for me, were the insights of events that don't often get written about, such as the trip to San Francisco with George and Derek Taylor in 67.

I stopped reading it when she got to the split from George. I don't particularly care about Clapton's life, and I wouldn't have read it at all if she wasn't a Beatle wife.

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2 May 2014 - 7.51pm

I was pretty disappointed in this book too.  I really thought Pattie would give more details about her time with George.  I too really do not care about her marriage to Eric Clapton, but I did read the whole book.  It was mildly entertaining, but for the most part, a let down for me.

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2 May 2014 - 8.47pm

I'm a Clapton fan and I knew he was a miserable wreck in the 80's (especially). However I agree with the majority of your opinions about the book. I re-read it about a month ago and it comes across as quite flat.

Pattie seems to have an amazing memory of what she wore (including the designer) what she drank and what she ate in amazing detail (even though she had a diary, surely no one would go to that much of an extent to document every. single. thing they wore/consumed). It also is a kind of name-dropper book for everyone she met and all the parties that she went to, (I don't care Pattie and honestly I don't think anyone else does either). 

The anecdotes (particularly about her relationship with George, which is what we are all really reading for) are mainly uneventful. I'm not telling her to tell us a load of private things but just little stories or jokes that she and George shared would have boosted the book's rating (for me anyways). She does get kudos though for talking about George's almost 'hermit-like' ways when he deeply got into chanting et all and his general moodiness. George is too positively portrayed I believe, like all of us-he could be a real jerk. 

I do believe it could have been written better, the book jumps back and forth from the present to the past to 3 years after the event the event she was currently writing about a-hard-days-night-paul-10 She did (and does) have a fascinating life and I really wished she had gone into more depth with some events (her modelling days, Rishikesh etc.) 

Overall apple01apple01apple01/5 

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8 January 2015 - 11.55pm

Pattie used to sell autographed copies of her autobiography made out to the buyer on her website, and I just checked to possibly order one and found that's no longer an option! paul-mccartney

I knew I should've gotten it earlier... a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Hopefully she'll do that again in the future. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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9 January 2015 - 12.14am

I think it would be cool if you could meet her one day at a Beatles convention or something like that.

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9 January 2015 - 1.33am

Celebrated_Mr_K said
"Wonderful Tonight" is the name of the wonderful song by Eric Clapton for his lovely wife, Patti.  If you've never heard it, see if you can track it down online.

Every time I see this thread title in the unread posts box I find myself humming the song :)

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9 January 2015 - 10.06pm

Ahhh Girl said

I think it would be cool if you could meet her one day at a Beatles convention or something like that.

I agree! Don't know if she does those, but she has photography expos all around. I'm pretty sure she's at those.

I think I should send something for her to sign though. Just in case she stops like Ringo or GM.

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15 January 2015 - 5.01pm

Pattie rarely posts anything on Twitter, but this popped up in my timeline earlier this week:

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15 January 2015 - 5.08pm

@Mr. Kite hurriedly checks the balance in his bank account to see if he can afford plane fare to San Fran.

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15 January 2015 - 5.29pm

I wish! Maybe some of our Californian 'pudlians could make their way over, though. @parlance

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15 January 2015 - 5.43pm

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I wish! Maybe some of our Californian 'pudlians could make their way over, though. 

I wish I could make my way up there. I was in finals around the time of her most recent LA opening, and Julian showed up. *sad face*

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15 January 2015 - 6.03pm

Mr. Kite said
I wish! Maybe some of our Californian 'pudlians could make their way over, though. 

Hey maybe if you have enough time, you could run there. Don't worry about the planing, this kinda stuff always works in the movies!

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15 January 2015 - 11.02pm

parlance said

Mr. Kite said
I wish! Maybe some of our Californian 'pudlians could make their way over, though. 

I wish I could make my way up there. I was in finals around the time of her most recent LA opening, and Julian showed up. *sad face*

parlance

You missed Pattie and Julian? That stinks.

@Starr Shine? Run to the airport or California? I sense a cartoon coming on.

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15 January 2015 - 11.14pm

I thought that this book was okay. It wasn't as great but it was okay to read.pattie-boyd_02_gif

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