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y separately published work icon Pleasure and Pain : My Life single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Pleasure and Pain : My Life
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Chrissy Amphlett is a legend in the world of Australian music - and now, for the first time, she tells her own story. From growing up in Geelong, Victoria, to being the lead singer in the iconic band The Divinyls, to living in New York and mixing with the likes of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, she has led an amazing life. In this book she tells of life on and off the road - and gives a unique account of a woman surviving in a male-dominated and drug-fuelled industry. Yet not only did she survive, she captivated her audiences with her empowered on-stage performances. From fury to soulful, brash to lecherous, Chrissy Amphlett's voice and character mesmerized all those around her. She talks of the early days when she was breaking into the music scene; of being arrested for busking when a teenager travelling in Spain; of how her angry and provocative stage act drew on her childhood and background - she wanted to shock and, above all, be in control. And she tells of what it was to be at the top, in those years of success and excess, both in Australia and in the United States. Chrissy has always lived life on her terms no matter what those around her wanted.

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[Review] Pleasure and Pain Evelyn Hartogh , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews , October 2007;

— Review of Pleasure and Pain : My Life Chrissy Amphlett , Larry Writer , 2005 single work autobiography
Divinyls Forget the Pain to Touch Fans One Last Time Iain Shedden , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 August 2006; (p. 3)
True Grit Means Never Saying Sorry Michael Dwyer , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 2005; (p. 31)

— Review of Pleasure and Pain : My Life Chrissy Amphlett , Larry Writer , 2005 single work autobiography
True Grit Means Never Saying Sorry Michael Dwyer , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 December 2005; (p. 31)

— Review of Pleasure and Pain : My Life Chrissy Amphlett , Larry Writer , 2005 single work autobiography
[Review] Pleasure and Pain Evelyn Hartogh , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: M/C Reviews , October 2007;

— Review of Pleasure and Pain : My Life Chrissy Amphlett , Larry Writer , 2005 single work autobiography
Divinyls Forget the Pain to Touch Fans One Last Time Iain Shedden , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 August 2006; (p. 3)
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