Crazy Enough

Crazy Enough

A Memoir

Book - 2012
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Yes, Storm Large is her real name, though she's been called many things. As a performer, the majority of descriptions have led with "Amazon," "powerhouse," "a six-foot Vargas pinup come to life." Playboy called her a "punk goddess." You'd never know she used to be called "Little S"--the mini-me to her beautiful and troubled mother, Suzi.

Little S spent most of her childhood visiting her mother in mental institutions and psych wards. Suzi's diagnosis changed with almost every doctor's visit, ranging from schizophrenia to bipolar disorder to multiple personality disorder to depression. One day, nine-year-old Little S jokingly asked one of her mother's doctors, "I'm not going to be crazy like that, right?" To which he replied, "Well, yes. It's hereditary. You absolutely will end up like your mother. But not until your twenties."

Storm's story of growing up with a mental time bomb hanging over her veers from frightening to inspiring, sometimes all in one sentence. But her strength, charisma, and raw musical talent gave her the will to overcome it all. Crazy Enough is a love song to the twisted, flawed parts in all of us.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439192405
Characteristics: xi, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 01, 2015

Really enjoyed reading this and her honest reactions to family drama and life in general.

Dec 11, 2013

Like her music, Storm does not hold back in the story of her life. An awesome read, especially for those who have been fans of Storm for years dating back to her Flower SF days.

Jun 19, 2012

Did not like this book. Would not recommend it. I felt sorry for the author's mother in so many ways, but more so that she was used as an excuse for Storm's crummy outcome in life. Sure, it can be difficult to find direction in your life, especially as a young person; but look at yourself instead of blaming, of all people, your mother! Storm Large, although big in physical stature is tiny on the map of pop culture.


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