Buy Used
$4.08
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Green_City
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: SHIPS FROM AMAZON, get this GOOD BOOK ITEM with light shelf wear. Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Hassle free return policy means your satisfaction is guaranteed! Good readable copy, may be ex-library with the usual markings. Will have inventory sticker on rear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

SHAMELESS Hardcover – August 1, 1995


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$2.64 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Atria; Reprint edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671892339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671892333
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,463,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Singer, songwriter, political activist, UNICEF spokeswoman and actress Collins makes her debut as a novelist with this lackluster thriller set in the glamorous world of rock and roll. Narrator Catherine Saint has come a long way from her family farm in Kansas. A groupie turned freelance writer turned photographer, she is now a successful photojournalist with a fat bank account, a passionate lover and numerous famous friends and high-placed acquaintances. Soon after she hires an assistant to organize her schedule and pay her bills, however, Catherine finds herself knee-deep in trouble. She learns that her lover is having an affair, that her favorite band is having problems with drugs, that her former psychiatrist (who once raped her) is back on the scene?and that someone may want to kill her. With all her friends as suspects, Catherine struggles to keep herself together?and breathing?as she tries to achieve solid ground. Collins delivers some of what readers will expect (e.g., an inside look at the music industry), but much of the rest, including an engrossing plot, lies hidden deep within the jumbled ramblings of Catherine's dreams and of her obsessions with sex, drugs and rock and roll. Author tour.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Folksinger Collins is noted for her wonderful voice, but is she as handy with a pen as she is with a microphone? In her first novel, a rock'n'roll photojournalist is stalked by a killer. Atlantic Records plans to release Collins's Shameless music CD simultaneously.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

1.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2003
Format: Hardcover
A fun read for Judy Collins fans, this novel looks behind the scenes of the music business and finds intrigue. Not great (or even very good) fiction, but at times poetic. The dream/flashback sequences tell a more interesting tale than the primary story. Collins' best-selling autobiographies ("Trust Your Heart" and "Singing Lessons") are more worthwhile.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Forlenza on May 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
Ordered this book a while ago and finally got to read it.....Disappointing and hard to put my finger on the problem with this book, but I guess that the main thing was that I just didn't care about the characters....They had no soul and no depth and the story never really came together for me and what was worse was that when you finally got to the end it was just a huge summary with no basis......
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary L. on April 16, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was rather hard to get through, especially the dream sequences, which I eventually began to skip. Not much happened, other than name dropping, and the end was anticlimactic.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By R. Jamieson on February 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
What a shame that Ms Collins chose to sully her name and legacy with this!
She's written some reasonable songs and produced some excellent recordings, how does she explain this travesty?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gail S. Heerdt on May 1, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It's a good thing Judy Collins can sing, 'cause she sure can't write! Dull, boring, redundant, and infantile.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again