"I was the first rock'n'roll chick, lead singer, serious bass player, kicking ass with the guys in the band, and beating them at their own game" But when the lights go down and the leather catsuit comes off, there's another side of Suzi Quatro that only her closest friends know - a sensitive, soul-searching and philosophical woman who's been pouring her heart out in poetry since she was seven years old. Only no one's had the chance to read it...until now Through My Eyes is Suzi Quatro's first collection of poetry. It is a collection that is candid, thought-provoking, revealing and sometimes shocking. If you thought being an international rock star was all glamour and good times, Through My Eyes will take you on a rock'n'rollercoaster of a jouney through a life bedeviled by men who were often unsuitable, unspeakable or unattainable...not that Suzi was going to take any of that lying down! The poems reveal some of Suzi's deepest and most intimate feelings.
They are predominantly about love, from the optimism and exuberance of a young singer about to launch her solo career, to the acrimony and disillusionment relating to various relationships - real, imaginary or longed for - that punctuated her subsequent life. Suzi has also included notes that reveal where she was and what she was doing at the time she was writing. Taking things on a stage from her autobiography, Unzipped, this is rhyme...with a reason!
Suzi Quatro has been a household name since 1973, when she screamed her way into the public consciousness with her first No. 1 record, Can The Can. Long before The Spice Girls were even a twinkle in their mothers' eyes, Suzi was the original Girl Power icon. She kicked open the door for all the female lead singers of the past four decades. Suzi went on to sell 55 million records, star alongside The Fonz in Happy Days, take the title role in the stage version of Annie Get Your Gun and host her own long-running BBC Radio 2 series Today she lives with her husband Rainer near Chelmsford in the UK. Their love-match is celebrated in Through My Eyes' final poem: You Are My Dream Come True.