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Sue O'Connell of NECN's "The "Take" interviews Ruth on her new memoir as her book signing at Club Cafe nears. You can meet Ruth on April 17th 5PM at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 

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Ruth will appear at Club Cafe in Boston, MA for a Q&A and signing of her new memoir: "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister". 





3/10/16: The Boston Globe: She's So Excited to Meet Ruth Pointer

Closer Magaine, Issue: February 22, 2015

2/13/16: Pointer Sister launches book tour in Phoenix

See SOULTRACKS' review of "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister"

The Arizona Republic: Ruth Pointer Bares All In New Autobiography

FADER Magazine: Why Everyone In Music Should Read Ruth Pointer's Autobiography Q&A with Ruth Pointer


Ruth discussed her new book on Hallmark's Home and Family. The episode is available online until 3/18.



Ruth stops by KTLA's Morning News to talk about "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister" (Triumph Books)


2/18/16: Ruth talks with Wendy Williams about her new memoir "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister"


2/17/16: Good Day New York


2/17/16: Ruth Pointer on New Memoir & Music #NewYorkLivetv



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Thanks to you "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister" is currently the No. 1 New Soul Book, No. 1 Soul Book (overall) No. 1 R&B Book and No. 12 Popular Culture. That's So Exciting! Thank you!

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Ruth has been very busy this week promoting her new memoir "Still So Excited!: My LIfe As A Pointer Sister". Check out the links below and listen to Ruth talk about her amazing journey!

Here are just a few of the many interviews Ruth has done this week:

LISTEN to ABConline - Australia


LISTEN to iHeartRadio 102.9

LISTEN to The Big Wake Up Call with Ryan Gatenby


An interview with Ruth Pointer. By Christian John Wikane

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"So Excited" A Conversation with Ruth Pointer with VIP reception. See ASU Magazine for NEW interview and admission details. 

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In this excerpt from Ruth Pointer's "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister", Ruth talks about singer-songwriter Sylvester and the gay community. Official release date: February 1, 2016. Hardcover now available, Kiindle available on 2/1/16.

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Sylvester James, Jr. was the first openly gay man I ever met and we clicked from the get-go. I loved his gospel-falsetto voice, and besides, I was a born sucker for a finger-snapping man in drag. 

The man who would be crowned “The Queen of Disco” wore sequined hotpants and a mess of wildly patterned scarves and bling. When Sylvester performed, anything went. One time my sisters backed him at a show in a Castro District warehouse where live chickens roamed the stage, a man jumped through a flaming hoop and male and female streakers ran up and down the aisles. It was quite the spectacle. 

It was through my friendship with Sylvester that I got to see and experience the gay community up close and meet a lot of sweet, tender human beings who’d been cut off from their families and society in general. 

One in particular went by the name of Pristine Condition, who was a member of the San Francisco psychedelic theatre troupe called The Cockettes. He loved us to death. Thank God it’s better today, but I still see a lot of that and it bothers me no end. 

It’s no secret the gay community has always rallied around and supported The Pointer Sisters, and they are, by God, family to us. The Good Lord loves all His children and created us all equal. As a Christian I think it’s flat-out wrong to condemn homosexuals, most of whom are just as moral and decent as you and me. It especially nauseates me when I hear that tired old raggedy-ass line, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin.” It’s hypocritical and an ugly part of organized religion I don’t like and can’t abide by at all. God is so much bigger than that. He doesn’t want any of our children to suffer, be condemned or separated from their families. 

Even though our society has evolved and moved forward in our acceptance of the gay community, we’ve not fully evolved. I’d like to see that happen in my lifetime. I wish Sylvester had. He died of AIDS in 1988. God rest his beautiful, untamed soul.

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Ruth's Memoir "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister" - Release date: February 1, 2016

Below is Ruth's Introduction.. Some short excerpts from the book will be posted here in the coming weeks!

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          There are just some things you should never have to tell your children.

I’ve always tried to shield my kids from my past. I knew from the beginning of this book project that I could be opening up a Pandora’s Box. But the kids are grown. I feel my husband and I have given them enough life tools to face any ridicule that may come from making the more private parts of my life public. Not only are they old enough to understand a few things, they are old enough to forgive. Still, opening myself up to the scrutiny of the world opens them up to having to deal with the onslaught of old—and some not so old—and painful wounds.
The world has known me as part of The Pointer Sisters for over half my life. And that’s been a very public life for the most part. But when it comes down to brass tacks, there are certain truths we must all face about ourselves, and sometimes you don't always like what you see when looking into the mirror. In my case, there were a lot of things I didn't like in that reflection. I would like to say that I saw a stranger, but what I saw was the true reflection of who I was. An alcoholic, a drug addicted woman who thought more about getting high than her family. I was a torn soul and I didn’t like it. But I couldn’t do anything to set things right. At least that is what I allowed myself to believe. But the beautiful thing about being broken is that it allows you to pick up the pieces of your life, if that's the route you want to go. And I did so want to journey along the path of sobriety. I just didn’t know how to fit the pieces of the puzzle that was me together. So I lived with the beautiful lies I told myself. They were so much more palpable than the ugly truth.
Self-deception binds you to a spider web of excuses; it chokes your humanity right out of your soul. I had children I had to raise and here I was waiting for God to slap me in the face and chastise me for my failures. The truth was I didn’t feel a real kinship with God. I was never going to be perfect and I knew that from the time I was a child in my parents’ church. I had no sense of God’s mercy or his love. I had no clue that His grace would set me free. And God knows that I had been searching for that freedom since I could walk.
There was a certain slavery, a vicious poverty in my unrequited journey toward accepting the truth about myself. It’s been a long path of muddy self-indulgence: cocaine, alcohol, food, and sex. God felt distant. I was lost, but angry. I was bound by the notion that my lifestyle wasn’t hurting anyone, yet deep inside I knew that if I didn’t straighten myself out soon that I would die, leaving my kids without a mom.
Sometimes you need silence in order to listen to God whisper to you … and he’s been whispering to me a lot lately. I think he’s been telling me it’s time.
This year I celebrate my third decade of sobriety. It wasn’t an easy adjustment and it took a near death experience to get my undivided attention. But I have been faithful. I have been diligent. And it has taken years for my life to settle down. I do not take my sobriety for granted. After all, it is a gift from God. 
I have shared my story with my 12-step groups (you read that correctly – it is plural), and others who have needed guidance but never with the public. God’s timing is always perfect and I had to wait for my cue.
So, let the music begin.
Ruth Pointer
-April 2015


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ruth book 2On February 1, 2016 "Still So Excited!: My Life As A Pointer Sister" by Ruth Pointer with Marshall Terrill will be released by Triumph Books.
Ruth's autobiography is an engaging, funny, heartbreaking, and poignant look at her roller-coaster life in and out of The Pointer Sisters.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER at Amazon and all major book retailers.
You can follow Ruth on Twitter at @RealRuthPointer.


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