We didn't know just how independent until she passed her time as a teen idol and began to develop out of the limelight. She released a blues record that I still love to listent to. Her new rock releases showed more personality, more Benatar. She and her band proved she's intelligent and sensitive, and can do great music even if it doesn't hit the top 40.
So today, when I went to a bookstore and saw her new autobiography (written with Patsi Bale Cox), Between a Heart and a Rock Place, I pretty much bought it without a second thought. It'll be one of the next books I read.
The woman we talked to about wedding arrangements was named Mary Estrella. From the moment we introduced ourselves, we knew this had been the right decision. Our names meant nothing to her. Nothing. After dealing with fame for the last three years, we were only too ready to be anonymous.