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 $6.99: Angie 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…