I truly disliked this book and I am a Steven Tyler fan. It was disjointed and jumped all over the place. It was difficult to see what he is really like behind all the bravado. Obviously, he is still the oldest living teenager in his mind kind of like Tommy Lee. That and the constant rhyming he does in the book seems childish. I couldn't finish it to the end.
Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit
I guess the fact that I've seen the Aerosmith "Behind the Music" episode on VH1 and have long been a fan of their music means there weren't going to be any earth-shattering surprises in this memoir for me. I have a lot of respect for Steven Tyler, his amazing talent, and his incredible resilience - but the book? I could take it or leave it. Maybe if he had narrated it himself I would've liked it more - I did find the narration to be a mismatch. The sex, drugs, and rock n roll are all here - the story of his life and how he came to be a megastar is all here - if you are curious and want the racy details, then go ahead and give this one a try.
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Getting to know Stephen as a person rather than just a lead singer. He has true emotion and feelings. His musical talent goes so much deeper than singing vocals for Aerosmith.
I had no idea he had been in and out of treatment so many times and so recenlty even.
The way different music effected him and brought back memories.
I actually wish it would have been Steven Tylor doing the performance.
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I wish since this was an audio book, that everytime they referenced another song, a songwriter, a singer or anything like that that they could have played a bit of it. That would have made this audio book over the top!
Growing up in the 70's, I listened to Aerosmith's music, but never even knew the leader singer's name. It's only since Idol that I became curious about Steven Tyler. As a long standing member of a 12 step program, I have heard all the excuses for drug abuse, and this book is full of them. I enjoyed hearing about his climb to the top, but was sad that he hurt so many people along the way. It could have been a couple of hours shorter and the narrator's voice was grating, but overall I enjoyed it.
I know celebs can get a bit "heady", but Steven went over the edge. Most of his tales I found very hard to believe and insincere. Somebody needs to explain the correct definition of "Lead Singer Disease" (LSD), he totally misses the point.
Aerosmith as a whole ROCKS.
Well, what can you expect from Steven Tyler, the drug addicted superstar who never had to grow up? This book.
Much of it reads like listening to one of your high school burnout friends bragging about his sex and drug exploits seeking to impress you with how cool he is. Yet Tyler's story is so much bigger than your high school friend's. So I kept listening. Plus I love Aerosmith.
He philosophizes throughout but towards the end he gets a bit deeper and more practical for non-superstars like myself.
Though his non-linear approach to storytelling and frequent wanderings into rabbit trails make it a little difficult to follow, overall it was worth the ride.
Think I expected Steve Tyler s voice. Was disappointed. Kind of boring and anticlimactic, for me. Might try again when I am not so horny... my husband loved it. I think we see him as 2 different men. Just saying!
Wow. What a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Steven is honest and doesn't hold back. Whatever you imagined a rock stars life was like, take that an multiply by 1000 and you've got Aerosmith. Must read for Aero-fans!
Yes amazing story from such a colorful person
How Aerosmith got started
That he kind of reminded me of Tyler
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