"Hit Woman" is the story of Susan Hamilton's wildly improbable life: from early days as a child prodigy and actor through heady success on the concert stage, in the boardrooms of Madison Avenue, and over the talkback microphones of recording studios all over the world. This personal and most intimate tale is spun in a voice that is fresh, funnier than hell, and always unflinchingly candid - even in the face of heartbreaking tragedy and more than one wrenching life/love setback.
The story covers a broad swath of the musical landscape: lessons from the teenage Maestro James Levine in Aspen; encounters with Mitch Leigh ("Man of La Mancha") in his penthouse at the Warwick Hotel; Sir Elton John in the bowels of Madison Square Garden; Chuck Berry at his St. Louis studio (a hostage situation develops); a wild night on the L.A. club scene with Glenn Frey; falling in love with Nashville and its 'bad boys;' and a poignant session with Marvin Gaye in London…as well as the UFO's, alligators, cultists, monkeys and witches that provide an ever-changing backdrop to a story that never loses momentum…
"The funniest, truest book I have read about the music business." - James Patterson