For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both . Below is a transcript of two letters sent from Sid to Deborah Spungen a fortnight following Nancy’s murder. They first appeared in her book, ‘And I Don’t Wan’t to. If you believe Deborah Spungen’s memoir (the Spungen family declined to be interviewed for this article), Nancy devoted her life to pissing people off. Born in.

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We so much wanted to die together in each other’s arms. This is a book about murder, specifically, the murder of Nancy Spungen at the soungen of Sid Vicious, but it is also about the small murders that Nancy encountered from her mental illness, and the insufficient medical system in place in her time to deal with her disease.

Spingen Debbie, thank you for phoning me the other night. It recounts her illness, her drug abuse, a family confused and frightened by her, and her relationship with Sid.

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seborah Monk noted, “He wants to relate to people and he thinks the only way to do it is to fight them. She loves a fight. Spungen tried to be as unbiased as she could be as a mother while giving as much detail about the tragic life spuhgen her daughter and one of punk’s most visible icons, however undeserved that title may be. I wanted to comment rather than ask – I’m disturbed to see that a lot of reviewers think this is about a ‘disturbed’ child – in fact her mother makes it clear that Nancy was hyperactive and highly intelligent, and that these traits were medicalised when she sought help and support.

This was one of the hardest books to read – as a mother and as a woman. Joining in the tasteless exploitation, the owner of the Philadelphia nightclub Artemis promised to honor the singing engagement that Spunven had booked for Sid before her death. We were all a little disturbed. This year’s collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic deeborah sight. You feel the desperation of the family and their complete feelings of deorah.


The next morning, Anne Beverley discovered her son dead of an overdose in Robinson’s bed. She founded Families of Murder Victims in Philadelphia in after the death of her daughter Nancy. I always felt unworthy to be loved by someone so beautiful as her. Upon returning to England with the financial assistance of the British High Commission, Beverley spumgen involved with hard drugs. She fully lost me when she was talking about her fears that her deceased daughter was a prostitute in New York for a while.

As a mother, she wanted the best for her three children.

And I Don’t Want to Live This Life

For his part, Johnny Rotten tried to get Sid involved in new musical projects and even attempted to get in touch with him after Nancy’s murder an effort that was thwarted by McLaren and Beverley. Retrieved from ” https: The second letter arrived three days after the first. I know that if I lived to be a thousand years old I would never find anyone like Nancy. Feb 06, Bunnycore rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would hope that if my daughter died, and I chose to write a book about it, I would reflect more on the loss of a very unique and special if troubled woman without filling the pages with self-gratifying explanatio I found the book to be uneven and self-justifying rather than an honest and clear depiction of Nancy and her mother.

The Pistols swept all the polls. Today we have something special for you Other people felt the same thing? The story is amazing the way that Deb wrote it, and shockingly unexpected what kind of life Nancy had when she was little.

Reminiscences of friends and acquaintances offer endless contradictions, alternately portraying him as slow, intelligent but inarticulate, sensitive, destructive, kind, angry, passive, and violent. I found the book to be uneven and self-justifying rather than an honest and clear depiction of Nancy and her mother.


Suddenly he was a spungem pop star”, Rotten remembered. Their story had a crazy beginning, but maybe deboorah craziest thing is how normal their relationship could have been. Thanks spunggen telling us about the problem. We must be stopped! Nancy was a very special person, too beautiful for this world. Don’t bother reading this book if you are looking for a sensationalistic piece of tabloid tripe. Nauseating Nancy, of Sid and Nancy fame, was actually schizophrenic. Women are the root of all evil.

I said I would, and I meant it.

He was the knight in shining armor with a giant fist” Bromberg, Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control–who almost destroyed her parents’ marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family.

In statements to the police that he later retracted, Vicious alternately claimed that he’d argued with Nancy, that he wasn’t in the room when she was killed and did not stab her, that he did stab her, and that he was “a dirty dog”. With Vicious, she not only fulfilled her goal, but also found someone whose dependence on her gave her a purpose.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are the only person who knows what I am going through. We will probably never know the whole truth. You are the only person who really understands how much Nancy and I love each other.

It sppungen so comforting to hear your voice.

This book read as a long essay about how unfair and sad Spungen’s life was because she was cursed with a horrible child, and as a mother I simply couldn’t stomach it.