Katherine Ketcham

Author/Writer

REVIEWS


Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

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"An irresistible memoir of one of the lesser lights of a major constellation of rock stars and their satellites. Assisted by veteran co-author Ketcham (co-author, with William Cope Moyers: Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, 2006, etc.), O’Dell discusses how her friends and lovers, as the subtitle of her book makes clear, included some of the most famous people of her generation. A rock 'n' roll fairy tale with a sunny, but gritty, heroine."
-- Kirkus Reviews 

"...take a messy and complicated first-row seat to rock history with this fascinating, hard-to-put-down memoir."​
-- Booklist *Starred Review* 

"'I wasn't famous. I wasn't even almost famous. But I was there.' She sure was. She toured with the Rolling Stones, was BFF with Pattie Boyd and confidante to Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, and others, and George Harrison even wrote a song about her ('Miss O'Dell'). She lived in the fast lane for almost 20 years until drug addiction and a failed marriage slowed her down. Now sober and a mother, O'Dell shares her life as an insider during one of the world's most exciting musical eras. VERDICT A baby boomer's delight."
--  Library Journal 

"A riveting, honest, and brave account of life with the most famous names in rock and roll history...hard work, tough love, huge loss, pain and gain. I couldn't put the book down. I just loved it."
-- Pattie Boyd, author of Wonderful Tonight 

"Chris O'Dell knew all the greatest names in sixties and seventies pop, from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. Nicknamed 'the Pisces Apple Lady,' she was the ultimate insider, a uniquely trusted employee and friend in a world where betrayal and backstabbing are the norm. Now at last she tells her story, in devastating detail yet without envy or malice...a rockin' good read."
-- Philip Norman, author of Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation and John Lennon: The Life​

"I more or less fell into the book head-first and got devoured by it for the next three days.  Very easy reading. Pretty good writing, actually. And the stories ring true...a fun book and a fascinating look at the social dynamic surrounding major stars."
​-- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, October 15, 2009