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And I Don't Want to Live This Life

A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder

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For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control--who almost destroyed her parents' marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family.

"Honest and moving...Her painful tale is engrossing."


From the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Great Book

Very captivating. I was only 9 years old when Nancy was killed, so I didn't know much of this story. I've heard bits and pieces, but this book explained it all. Made me feel very sad for Nancy, but moreso for her family and what they went through. They are a very strong family to have delt with such chaos in their lives.

Couldn't put it down

I loved this book! Courageous of here to write. I appreciate her honesty. Gave me so much more insight on Nancy!

A good read

Im almost done reading this book......... it will grab hold of you until you finish. Nancy Spungen was a nightmare child and then became an even bigger disaster/nightmare as an adult. I honestly dont know how her mother didnt smoother her at birth. After reading this book, you will be exhausted and have a different outlook on having children. Anyone could produce a child like Nancy (which I believe had Borderline personality disorder) and then have to live with and the madness. I dont know if Sid Vicious killed her, but if he did..... Im sorry to say, he did the world a favor. Nancy destroyed and ruined EVERYTHING and EVERYONE she touched. After you read this book, which is written by her mother (god bless her soul) you will defiantly see that all the hate the media spewed about Nancy was mostly true, and Sid was another one of Nancy's victims. He was no angel, but no one deserved Nancy.

And I Don't Want to Live This Life
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Jun 12, 1984
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 408 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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