the book is mildly entertaining but pretty self indulgent. I dont intend finishing it.
For any boomer, who did drugs or not, this book is a time machine to our youth. By the end I was very glad that I wasn't Steven Tyler and I felt very sorry for him and his ego-centric life and lack of personal growth. He says he's spiritual. I'll take his word for it but I didn't get that from the book. The reader is brilliant. Usually I prefer books read by the author BUT Steven Tyler reads the last chapter and.... THANK GOD he didn't read the first 12.5 hours, I couldn't have listened for very long.
If you like Steven Tyler and/or Aerosmith, yes. Otherwise probably not.
I really enjoyed some of his writing and phrasing but I couldn't help but think this must be a really odd and uncomfortable read for his family and his daughters in particular. If nothing else, I know that what you see is what you get with Steven. He is a quirky rocker through and through.
Although interesting it's yet another compilation from a drugged up rock start telling of his trials along his path in life and how awesome his highs were in making him successful.
If you are a fan of Steven Tyler or Aerosmith it is worth the listen.
I found this book disjointed.
Tatum O'Neil-A Paper Life
Right on- could just imagine Steven Tyler speaking himself.
An Aerosmith fan might like this
I'm not sure if I believe all his stories but it does give an inside view of the band. As I said in the headline, Tyler is full of himself. Would I recommend this book? It was hard to finish it, that's all I can say.
It is interesting to learn how Steven Tyler came to be the star he is, but the story couldn't keep my attention.
I enjoyed this book for a while, but not enough to finish it.
His use of language and his delivery of the story. Also, I am stunned that with all the drugs etc. he can remember details most would not remember.
It felt like he was telling a story and not reading it. I kept forgetting it was not Steven who was narrating. His inflections etc. were spot-on narrating.
Too many to mention.
Steven is extremely talented as a blues musician but I find his high-pitched screaming/singing tough to listen to. (The last part of the book was read by Tylerico himself)
I do respect him as an author and performer.
As a photographer, I'd love to shoot him and Joe Perry. I have shot Jimi and Marley.
Steven did a great job with this book,. I got a real insight to the workings of this influencing band...I found it funny how Steven Tyler would use the English language through out his writing, maybe trying a little too hard to make it more interesting but overall fun to listen.