I found this book disjointed.
Tatum O'Neil-A Paper Life
Right on- could just imagine Steven Tyler speaking himself.
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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.
I loved this book! Jeremy Davidson's narrating comes close to the Steve Tyler voice and attitude. I felt as though Steve Tyler was in my car chatting with me. He lays it all out on the line and is brutally honest. I really feel that I now have a deep insight of what it would be like to be in a band like Aerosmith, or at least what it might be like to live life like Steve Tyler does. Loved every page of it! Dream on!
I'm a middle-aged babyboomer who grew up listening to Aerosmith. I'm a huge fan and have seen them in concert a couple of times so when I saw this audio I decided to give it a chance. I almost stopped listening to it after the first couple of chapters. The stories of drug use, sexual activities, etc were really starting to put me out. I did stick it out and I'm glad I did because the rest of the book was more interesting. The narrator did a good job but I was disappointed that Tyler didn't read his own book. The interview with Tyler at the end of the book was a real bonus. I can't decide if he's as immature as this book implies or is it just a facade. I heard that Tyler said that young people should read his book so they would see how drug use can ruin your life. Maybe, 18 or older but I don't think it's appropriate for anyone younger. I'm less of a fan of Tyler as a person after listening to this book but I still love Aerosmith's music!
I tried to read this book from the library and I was thrilled that I didnt actually spend any money on it, because it was awful. So much jumping around, "sounds," etc. I got the audiobook because I love Steven Tyler and I thought that listening would be much better and it was! Pretty entertaining, but very circular. It the "same old story, same old song and dance" over and over again. I wasnt impressed. The only good thing to say is that the narrator, did a FANTASTIC job at reading it, with lots of expression.
Fun Book. Steve all over the place. I would say yes to this interesting romp though S T's life. Fact behind the songs are the best part.