HoZac Books is proud to announce the publication of Rebel Soul: Musings, Music and Magic by Bebe Buell.
Rebel Soul isn’t so much a “sequel” to Bebe Buell’s 2001 New York Times best-selling memoir Rebel Heart, but more of an impressionistic scrapbook about becoming and being Bebe Buell, tracing her trajectory from being a rock “It Girl” to a pop culture icon, through a collection of essays that explore what it was like to be at the center of the pop universe during a golden era, and how she invented herself as a muse and a musician.
In this book, Bebe recollects, in vivid and previously unexplored detail, the people and places of
her past, from her well-known romances with members of rock royalty, to her influences and
friendships, her family and her career (and how they came into conflict), her reflections and
observations of the cultural and sexual climate of the ‘70s. Two decades after the publication
of Rebel Heart, Bebe looks back from a different perspective, with candor, humor, and wisdom.
Rebel Soul isn’t a straight-forward autobiographical narrative: it’s as though Bebe has taken a large box off her shelf, filled with ticket stubs, backstage passes, magazine covers and clippings, and gig flyers, each one triggering memories of who she was at the time. The book is illustrated with dozens of rare or unseen photos from Bebe’s personal archives, going back to her early days as a top fashion model, through her whirlwind years in New York and Los Angeles, times spent in London, Woodstock and now Nashville, where she makes her home.