Lita Ford was the lead guitarist of the Runaways before embarking on her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated solo career. In 2014 Lita received Guitar Player's Certified Legend Award and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. She lives in Southern California.
"Fearless. ... A vivid account of life as 'the one-and-only guitar-playing rocker chick who could shred like I did.' ... A fast-paced read... and an inspiring one." -- Rolling Stone "[A] fun, often hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a rocker chick who can rip through serious lead guitar solos as good -- or usually better -- than the next guy. ... Delightfully detailed. ... [Ford] tells plenty of colorful '80s rocker stories. ... Freewheeling." -- Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] tell-all book. ... No one lived larger than sexy heavy-metal guitarist and singer Lita Ford." -- New York Post "Ford is a surprisingly skilled raconteur - or is that rock-conteur. ... The sex scenes provide the juice, but when she talks about learning solos straight from Blackmore, or out-jamming Holmes on stage, or writing songs with Osbourne, Ford proves that at heart she's a great guitarist." -- Los Angeles Times "Heavy rock's first female guitar hero." -- Washington Post "Heavy metal's leading female rocker." -- Rolling Stone "One of the greatest female electric guitar players to ever pick up the instrument." -- Elle "Lita Ford is the coolest and most rock-n-roll female guitarist I ever heard. No guitarist-male or female-ever looked better with a Hamer Explorer than Lita." -- SLASH "The mother of all metal." -- Los Angeles Times "[A] legendary metal icon." -- Guitar World "Lita Ford, the shredding lead guitarist for the world's first all-female rock band, the Runaways, tells her remarkable tale in Living Like a Runaway, a wild-ride musical memoir." -- Parade "Revealing [and] memorable. ... A celebration of Ford's iconoclastic, take-no-shit spirit." -- Consequence of Sound "A chronicle of life as a woman in the male-dominated metal scene, Living Like a Runaway has been netting rave reviews; who says you can't raise up the metal horns for a little literature?" -- Gothamist "Required reading for any aspiring musician. ... Frank and funny. A page turner." -- Goldmine "Jam packed with stories of a truly eventful -- and impressive -- rock and roll life." -- Guitar World