Margeaux Watson
May 09, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

EW compares two new celebrity memoirs

BREATHING OUT Peggy Lipton with David and Coco Dalton

The Mod Squad star and ex-Mrs. Quincy Jones, 57, recalls her alleged childhood sexual abuse — and dishes on sex, stars, and sex with stars.

Remembering Elvis ”Elvis knew he was sexy; he just wasn’t up to sex. Not that he wasn’t built, but with me, at least, he was virtually impotent.”

Karmic Chaos Eighteen years after her fling with Paul McCartney, Lipton panics when she sees him — and wife Linda — as he records 1982’s ”The Girl Is Mine” with Michael Jackson.

Glaring Omission Any mention of daughter Kidada Jones’ engagement to late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Bottom Line A salacious tell-all.


A LOTUS GROWS IN THE MUD Goldie Hawn with Wendy Holden

Hawn, 59, recalls her alleged childhood sexual abuse — and ponders the spiritual significance of that and other snapshots of her ”journey through life.”

Remembering Elvis ”’Why, Goldie,’ he said, smiling that crooked smile of his. ‘No wonder you’re so funny. You look like a chicken that’s just been hatched.”’

Karmic Chaos ”Success is something worth striving for, but be careful what you wish for. It may not be all that you expect. . . .”

Glaring Omission An explanation for her 1990 Bird on a Wire.

Bottom Line A pretentious rose-colored memoir.


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