Book Review: “Angie McCartney: My Long and Winding Road”

Angie McCartney bookPhew!  That Angie McCartney can talk…and talk…and talk…and talk!  But, ya know, it works for her and this book.  And she does stop to catch her breathe on pages 156-157.

Angie McCartney has the distinction of being the step-mother of Sir Paul McCartney.  This is a role she took on in November 1964, at the height of Beatlemania, when she married Paul’s dad Jim.  My Long and Winding Road is Angie’s story.  From her humble beginnings, up until present day, Angie tells of her roller-coaster ride of a life and her travels around the world with her daughter (and best friend) Ruth by her side.

Some Beatles fans may be disappointed that at about midway through this book, after Jim’s death, Paul McCartney is rarely mentioned.  I personally had no problem with this since Angie and Ruth’s adventures make this book a joy to read, and in the end, you find yourself rooting for both of them.

Angie does spend a great deal of time thanking the VIPs that she has met in her 82.9 years, but not in a bragging type of way.  With each celebrity that she writes about meeting, she includes a wonderful story of how they met or a funny story to go along with their continued friendship.

Kindle users can download a copy of this book for just $6.99Angie McCartney: My Long and Winding Road

For those more dedicated fans, you buy a signed copy direct from Angie’s website for $30.

Or for those of you who may be a wee-bit off your rockers, you can buy a used copy of this book on Amazon for about $75!

I rate this book: 4 out of 4 Beetles!


***Note: Don’t miss my new feature starting Tuesday, June 30, when I begin my weekly summer series called ‘Tea for Tuesday‘.  Every Tuesday through July and August, I will post a review of one of the nine flavors of Mrs. Angie McCartney’s Organic and Fair-Trade Teas.  My hope is that this will help some of my readers in their own process of selecting their own favorite flavor.  Or maybe you’ll just buy them all!  See you Tuesday…



Filed under Beatles books, Paul McCartney, reviews

2 responses to “Book Review: “Angie McCartney: My Long and Winding Road”

  1. Thank you for the very kind review of My Long and Winding Road. I just found it after I read your James McCartney review. I sent James a letter and a Variety Pack of Mrs. McCartney’s Teas via my friend Judith Reed West (author Judith Kristen) which she was able to hand to him as he sat eating some cake after the performance. I have just launched Mrs. McCartney’s Wines and will be promoting them at Discover Wine Festival in Kemah, TX (where it is produced) on 25th June, along with doing a couple of Dinner With The McCartneys on 27 and 28 at eculent Restaurant. Ruth is working with Chef David Skinner (also the Vintner of the wines) on Beatles themed menus. Have you seen McCartney Times, where Martin Nethercutt (Ruth’s husband) writes about all things Beatles related. He will be Directing my next venture, a documentary called Your Mother Should Know, which will include Freda Kelly (of Good Ol’ Freda) and lots of other interesting people. Keep up the good work. Best regards. Angie

    • Thank you for your comments, Angie! I always love hearing from you. I saw Judith fiddling around with a bag at the table next to me and wondered what she was up to. I had no idea it contained a sampler of your teas. I loved the sampler I bought from your site. I sure wish I could make it to Texas for your big launch and one of the dinners. Hopefully, in the future. Best of luck with your new wines and your next big adventure!


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