CRAZY ENOUGH: A Memoir by Storm Large – Intro Excerpt

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by Storm Large

Copyright 2012 by Storm Large. Published by Free Press.

* Excerpted from CRAZY ENOUGH: A Memoir by Storm Large. Copyright 2012 by Storm Large. Published by Free Press. *
* Excerpted from CRAZY ENOUGH: A Memoir by Storm Large. Copyright 2012 by Storm Large. Published by Free Press. *

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  • Richard Sutton -

    November 10, 2011 at 8:07 am

    That is a terrible tragedy, what a way to find out your mom has passed in light of what you were doing at the time. I am terribly sorry for that never knew that about storm, god bless you sweet heart.

  • Sharon Leopold -

    November 10, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Thank you for sharing. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

  • Gary McCauley -

    November 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

    From someone who just lost his Mom (though at 93), wow.

  • Scott Stubbe -

    November 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I was a couple of paragraphs into it before I recognized the story was a flashback to Storm’s past. I remember watching her tell the story to those of us in the audience of her one woman show. It was almost as moving to read as it was to hear. I was immensely disappointed that no video of a performance of “Crazy Enough” was ever released, I really would like to see that show again. I look forward to to reading this book, and giving it a home on the shelf next to her CDs.

  • Scott in Oregon -

    November 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    “Thank God She’s Gone.”

    Thanks for that.

    You learned long ago that you were not the first to say these words. Nor the last.

  • JoAnn -

    November 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    My mom was crazy–not as crazy as yours, but nuts enough. In our house you never knew when to duck or why mayhem ensued. But I was crazy about her until the Alzheimer’s was in its 3rd or 4th year. When I got the call she died Thanksgiving weekend in the 16th year of her disease my response was exactly like yours. Keep going strong. You are a joy.

  • Jamie P -

    November 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I look forward to reading the whole book.

  • Paul Tidd -

    November 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You are such a wonderful person, I already have your book preordered on Amazon, and i’m going to try and make it to your concert on the 20th with Pink Martini, if it hasn’t sold out yet. I’m so happy that I have you in my life, and that you’ve started performing in California again. The bay area has missed you.

  • Pingback -

    December 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

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  • christy -

    December 26, 2011 at 9:24 am

    All that tragedy growing up and you still turned out to be one fucking awesome rocking chick! We have alot of serious mental illness in our family so I can relate to you. Stay kool and keep strong. Lots of love for you Storm!

  • Linkback -

    January 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    [...] you haven’t gotten a chance to check out her interview about the book, watch it here and read an excerpt form Crazy Enough on her website. Storm will also be performing the following week [...]

  • Lisa -

    February 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I have to get this book and read it. I think I will be able to relate to it.

  • Ted Warkentin -

    February 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Dear Storm,
    Your honesty will change the people who hear and see it for the better. Thank you.

  • Lily Waller -

    March 10, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I just finished your book, and I have to say that I totally love you. For all that you went through in life, you told your story with honesty and big beautiful heart. Your spirit inspires me to just be good with myself in all my own life/craziness; embrace it, use it, and maybe a bit more balls.
    I checked out some of your performances online. Call me a new fan. I’ll be following your career from now on.
    Love & admiration,
    Lily S Waller

  • Melly -

    March 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I started your book last night, I’m totally hooked after the first chapter. You are such a beautiful person and I can’t wait to finish the whole book. I’ve been spending the morning looking at your music on youtube, you are fabulous and can count me in as a new fan! =)

  • Evelyn Griswold -

    April 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Just finished your great book…………..and saw you Sunday at the PAC with the Portland Symphony…………what a voice you have !! I just wish my mom would hurry up and pass on to her next life !

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