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    For those of you who read Valerie's book, what did she have to say about Mike. In general? i'm sure there's nothing in it regarding his dismissal from VH, but i'm curious how he comes across thru her POV.
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    Didn't discuss it at all.

    Seeing as how her son was in the band upon the book's release, I didn't expect much talk about Mike.
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    Probably just didn't know him. I doubt he hung out with Eddie/Alex much.

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    she didn't say anything at all about him, which was kind of disappointing. She goes on and on about Wolfgang so much, and yes it is her son, but I found it frustrating because once again, there's no mention of Mike being alive, let alone what he brought to the band. She even talks about Sam a bit, but nothing about Mike.

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    I don't remember her mentioning him so she must not have unless just in passing! It was a book about her and her life, and although there was more about the band than I expected, she barely mentioned Alex except in terms of her meeting him first, briefly mentioning traveling with him and his fiance, an intervention with Eddie and the death of the boys parents....if she's not talking that much about her ex husbands brother..why would she mention her ex husbands co worker? There were very few mentions of Sammy as well


    from the book, my impression was that at some point after say 1995, she was disconnected from her husband, and by extension, the band

    she does say that she wants to write more books...that she has much more to say....I guess we just wait to see if the sitcom is picked up to see what she will do next to keep herself in the public eye


    by the way....she's supposed to be on Rachel Ray on wednesday

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    I seriously read this as "Mike in Vai's book".

    I was about to go to amazon and search for a Steve Vai autobiography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKVH5150 View Post
    I seriously read this as "Mike in Vai's book".

    I was about to go to amazon and search for a Steve Vai autobiography.
    So did I for a second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post

    she does say that she wants to write more books...that she has much more to say....I guess we just wait to see if the sitcom is picked up to see what she will do next to keep herself in the public eye


    by the way....she's supposed to be on Rachel Ray on wednesday
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    Whose this Mike guy, one of Val's former boyfriends?
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    Anybody ever figure out who the drummer was that she cheated on Eddie with? Supposedly somebody famous and she did not name him specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danward5150 View Post
    Anybody ever figure out who the drummer was that she cheated on Eddie with? Supposedly somebody famous and she did not name him specifically.

    Yeah, I think somebody did a while back, but I've gotta ask what does that have to do with Val mentioning Mike? I know that I do get off track in threads sometimes, and I don't do it intentionally, it just the way my mind works, but come on! Why dwell on sad, terrible things, ya know? I'm sure that tore Ed's heart out, and if (and that's a big IF) he does read any of these sites from time to time, I don't think he'd want to think about it. No wonder Ed tells people on the net to get a life.

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    I wonder if the drummer that she refferred to was the drummer from Private Life? She was the one who was friends of theirs and got Ed involved with them, whatever happend to that band anyways?

    O.k. back to Val's book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    Was there something that was mentioned about a possible sitcom that I missed? I thought there was discussions of a "talk show" but I could be mistaken.

    She signed for a TBS sitcom pilot about a divorced woman raising a kid and running her family lumber yard

    Creative side is the same folks who gave us the Bill Engvall show and Drew Carey show....so who knows

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    In the audio version, there is a reference to Mike and Sam badmouthing Ed and Val.

    She also said that since Ed is an alcoholic, he was a "me v. the world" mentality - in other words, he looks for enemies. I am sure that when MA went out in '01, his future was pretty much sealed.
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    What was Ed's reasoning for wanting to replace Mike around FAIR WARNING?
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