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Bif Naked talks sex, love & being baptized into punk rock

Bif Naked has a new memoir, 'I, Bificus,' where she shares stories about becoming a punk rocker, surviving cancer and falling in love again.
In her memoir, Bif Naked shares the story of falling in love with punk rock. (Karolina Turek )

Canadian singer-songwriter and punk rock icon Bif Naked has been the voice of an entire generation, telling their stories in her songs. Now, she shares her own story, in a memoir titled I, Bificus.

But as Bif told Candy, she wasn't sold on the idea of writing a book about herself right away.

"I didn't think I had anything of value to share that was that different from anyone else's story," she said. "I'm a prairie girl!"

I, Bificus tells the story of becoming a punk rocker, dealing with sexual violence, surviving breast cancer and falling in love.


"I don't think I turned into an adult until I turned forty, and I certainly didn't turn into a woman until I had breast cancer," Bif explained.

The memoir also shows off the singer's love for animals, especially her dogs. "I mortgaged my house to pay for the vet bills, and I would do it again in a heartbeat," she told Candy.

Despite having been heartbroken multiple times, Bif still considers herself a romantic. She shares the story of meeting her fiance and talks about the theme of their upcoming wedding.

And Bif Naked's wedding song? Faithful by Journey.

Find out the three reasons why Candy Palmater loved Bif Naked's memoir.