i just read the marianne faithfull autobiography. in the beginning it was hard to believe.. with all the boastful stories and name dropping and all. (running into jimi hendrix, banging keith and dating mick) but then i realized it was all the mere truth - there just isn't a demure way of write things like that. she included all of the truth, even the mortifying and degrading parts where you start to realize what an asshole she was a lot of the time.
the book was great. especially if you like the rolling stones. i have a new appreciation (or obsession?) for her, knowing all that she's been through. it's amazing how much her voice (not to mention her looks) have changed so drastically from her first hit in the mid 60's "as tears go by". and it's not just age. her voice now sounds like a whole lot of experience and a whole lot of drugs.