Few musical acts have seen the extreme highs and lows of the Pointer Sisters. From their humble beginnings in West Oakland to the center of the pop music scene, they’ve endured more than 40 years under the harsh heat of the media spotlight. Their music entertained and brought joy to millions of fans around the world, but for Ruth Pointer, the journey wasn’t always a happy one. In Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister Ruth opens up for the first time about the troubling stories behind the music, the cocaine-dusted road of fame, and how she finally reached sobriety through a near-death experience.
The group’s immense success and multiple hit songs thrust the sisters into international stardom, winning three Grammy awards and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. The successes lead to money and recognition, but also the challenges and temptations which accompany fame and fortune. Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister speaks to the hardships of Ruth Pointer’s drug addiction and personal life with revealing detail and devastating honesty.
In Still So Excited!: My Life as a Pointer Sister, music fans of all stripes will discover insights to gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a pop culture sensation. As essential addition to any fan’s library, Ruth Pointer’s engrossing autobiography serves as a must-have keepsake that encapsulates one the most influential eras of American music.