"Chrissie Hynde has just written the rock memoir of the year" Sunday Times "Chrissie Hynde's autobiography Reckless ... out-rocks them all" Washington Post "She writes just like she lives, and just like she makes music. She does it her way, which is an inimitable multiplicity of things: impulsive, untamed, ragged, proud, a little sad around the edges" Daily Beast "She's as sharp as a tack and dryly funny...Hynde's memoir is wonderfully written. Hynde is made of music, of the kind of music that pulls you in and eats you up, and she has survived it. She is a remarkable woman..." -- India Knight Sunday Times, Culture "Hundreds of great moments...Fantastic autobiography." -- Danny Baker BBC Radio 5 Live
Chrissie Hynde was born in Akron, OH, in 1951. She moved to London in the mid-1970s and formed The Pretenders in 1978. The band had a number one with their classic 'Brass in Pocket' in January 1980, going on to produce two critically acclaimed albums before the death of James Honeyman-Scott in 1982, followed by bassist Pete Farndon a year later. Chrissie continued to make music with The Pretenders featuring various line ups, as well as collaborating with a range of musicians, including Frank Sinatra, Sheryl Crow and UB40. Chrissie released her first solo album, Stockholm, in 2014. She has two daughters and lives in London.