Book Review: “Miss O’Dell” by Chris O’Dell w/ Katherine Ketcham

Chris O-Dell - Miss O'Dell jacket art

Ever since I finished Miss O’Dell: Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton two days ago, I’ve been arguing with myself about how to write this review. I know several people who are still very close to Chris O’Dell and they’re really not going to like what I’m about to say.  But hey, it’s my website…

This book is very well written, though it became quite obvious where the co-author decided to add filler…or as I like to put it “too many words”.  That’s the good news about this book.

The only real word I can use to describe this book is ‘pathetic.’ This women is the most self-absorbed person I’ve ever read about! She not only spends most of her life as the houseguest that overstays her welcome (Ringo, George and Eric Clapton all wanted her out!), she then refers to their wanting her to leave as them rejecting her. Really?! She justifies sleeping with married men by saying she didn’t expect it to last anyway. And then, BOOHOO, she decides that when Maureen Cox tells her to keep an eye on Ringo in L.A., that’s her invitation to sleep with him.  OH NO…she’s lost her friend Maureen!  Whatever will she do? Wah wah…

When she finally nabs an aristocrat with a British title, she decides her knight in shining armor has finally arrived after all she’s been through. Needless to say, that marriage only lasted long enough to produce a child to inherit his father’s title.

This is woman who, when she realized Pattie and George & Maureen and Ringo where splitting up, rambles on about not knowing where she’ll stay when she’s in London if their marriages collapse. Nothing like being there for your friends, Miss O’Dell!

Now maybe this Miss O’Dell is a nice lady and I have her all wrong.  Then again, maybe she should read the book she wrote and the way she portrayed her narcissistic life.  And for that reason…

I rate this book: 1 out of 4 Beetles!

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