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Reading with... Pamela Des Barres
Pamela Des Barres, ground-breaking sexual liberator, creative muse, groupie queen, and best-selling author lets us know her top five favorite books and what she loves about them. The books, she says, are "in no particular order except Number One..."
"By my beloved Uncle Walt. Any page I turn to has me in his divine embrace, I can actually see the twinkle in his eye. I also call him Saint Walt. So ahead of his time in terms of accepting and adoring the holiness of the flesh, and how the soul can reside very comfortably there... Anybody banned in Boston is OK by me."
2. Any poem collection by Rumi.
"He widens my soul and expands my heart with his exquisite wisdom and eternal insight into who we really are as human beings."
3. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke.
"His studied passion and stern devotion (not to mention clear-headed advice) are a reminder of what we are all capable of."
"No nonsense truth told in a way that is actually faily easy to understand. Putting it all into practice is another stroy, but I have had many 'aha!' moments reading Tolle."
5. The Gospel According To Jesus by Stephen Mitchell.
"He and several biblical scholars trim down to a couple dozen pages what the Good Lord actually said, without a single mention of Sin or Hell."
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Check out NYPL's Miss P collection including her band The GTO's and her books Let's Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies, Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up, and the book that started it all, I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie!
...but make sure to put down the books on December 15th at 8pm for Pamela's VH1 documentary "Let's Spend the Night Together"!