Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Whew, am I Ever Glad I didn't Marry a Rock Star!

I saw someone on a show talking about how much they liked Red, Sammy Hagar's autobiography. My husband is a fan of his music and is interested in how Hagar became so successful in all of his side businesses. With that in mind, I ordered the book for one of Todd's Christmas presents.

Last night, I picked up the book from Todd's night stand, and began skimming pages. For about an hour, I kept skimming.

The beginning of the book described how Hagar grew up in a poor and dysfunctional home. Early on, he showed promise with good grades and an unstoppable work ethic.

While he was still a struggling musician, Hagar met his first wife. Soon, she gave birth to a son.

Sammy's first wife was a sweet, innocent gal who proved too mentally fragile for handling the rock star life. Her husband was always gone. While he was away booze, drugs and women were readily available. Hagar indulged in all three.

I skipped around the book to find out that Hagar and his first wife divorced after many years of marriage. His first wife had become more mentally stable due to some good meds and Sammy had fallen madly in love with another woman. Also, since Hagar took a year off to be with his wife after a bad mental breakdown, he felt like he had paid his dues to her. Now Hagar and his second wife have two daughters who are probably younger that his grandkids from the first son he bore with his first wife.

Finally, I skipped to the end of the book. It does seem that Sammy Hagar is more devoted to his second wife and second family than he was the first time around. Guess that's a happy ending in the rock star world.

Now everytime Todd picks up that book, I'm asking "That lifestyle doesn't sound appealing to you? DOES IT?"

He always answers, "NO! It sounds awful!"

Good answer!

How might a Fatal Foodie find interest in this book? Hagar is friends with Emeril Lagasse. Turns out, two of Hagar's more tame interests are food and wine.


Chris V. said...

Great connection!

anthony stemke said...

Not interested in the book but Hagar is a great musician.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.