Freak Out!

My Life with Frank Zappa

Narrated by Emma Gregory
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Pub Date 03 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2021

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Description

In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For three years, Pauline served as Zappa's PA, moving with him, his family and the Mothers of Invention, to a log cabin in the Hollywood Hills, where the young English girl mixed with Oscar winners and rock royalty. Freak Out! is the captivating story of a naive young woman thrust into the mad world of a musical legend, as well as the most intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written.

In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For...


A Note From the Publisher

London-born Pauline Butcher worked in Los Angeles as Frank Zappa s PA from 1967-1971. During this time, she ran the fan club of the Mothers of Invention, and managed the all-girl rock act the GTOs. After returning to England in the early 1970s, she studied at Cambridge University, and went on to teach A-level psychology.

London-born Pauline Butcher worked in Los Angeles as Frank Zappa s PA from 1967-1971. During this time, she ran the fan club of the Mothers of Invention, and managed the all-girl rock act the GTOs...


Advance Praise

"The book describes a formative time in the life of an innovative musical artist, which Zappa most certainly was. But it also captures a particularly intense experience of a very brief, yet enormously influential, period in the evolution of western womanhood." The Guardian

"The book describes a formative time in the life of an innovative musical artist, which Zappa most certainly was. But it also captures a particularly intense experience of a very brief, yet...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781004031399
PRICE £21.99 (GBP)
DURATION 14 Hours, 40 Minutes, 48 Seconds

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