Simple Dreams Simple Dreams was practically at the printers when Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, although her decision not to include any mention of that here… Simple Dreams Simple Dreams was practically at the printers when Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, although her decision not to include any mention of that here… 2013-09-17 Memoir Simon & Schuster
Book Review

Simple Dreams (2013)

HIGH NOTES Singer Linda Ronstadt writes a tantalizing memoir about her childhood in Arizona and working with famous musicians
HIGH NOTES Singer Linda Ronstadt writes a tantalizing memoir about her childhood in Arizona and working with famous musicians
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 17, 2013; Writer: Linda Ronstadt; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Simple Dreams was practically at the printers when Ronstadt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, although her decision not to include any mention of that here probably had less to do with publishing deadlines than her very private nature. While the chanteuse writes evocatively about growing up in the Arizona desert and her musical collaborations, this is a largely scuttlebutt-free zone. That's her right, but the few tales of excessive behavior by the likes of Jim Morrison and Gram Parsons do leave you wanting more. B

Originally posted Sep 11, 2013 Published in issue #1277-1278 Sep 20, 2013 Order article reprints