This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx is all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling photography and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. It chronicles Sixx's experiences - from his early years filled with toxic waste, to his success with Motley Crue, to his death from an OD, and his eventual rebirth through music, photography, and love.
Love story, bad-ass rock tell-all, social commentary, family memoir, This Is Gonna Hurt offers the compelling insights of an artist and a man struggling to survive, connect, and find a happy ending - a search that fuels Sixx's being.
©2011 Nikki Sixx (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I dont care who you are there is something in this book to inspire everyone to live to their full potential and truly enjoy life. Highly recommend this book! Being read by the author makes it that much better sine he was there and the emotional impact of that makes it real for the listener. Get this book!
If you love Nikki Sixx or even like Motley Crue you have to hear this book. I read the book and then bought the audio book, He makes it so real. His voice is so soothing. The chapter about his sister Lisa makes me cry every time. You can hear the pain in his voice when he talks about her. He is a very proud man, proud of his children and proud of what he has done with his life from the dirt streets and heroin addiction to the man he has become today.
Himself in a raw form
I cry every time I hear the chapter about Lisa
Probably not. I read it because it hit on a topic I have never seen covered before and never heard anyone else discuss before, photography addiction. The drive to take just one more picture to try to get that perfect one. Let me change lenses, tilt the camera, oh the light is different, just one more shot... It is not a book for someone that is either not a Sixx fan or a photography addict.
None I can think of.
The ones where he talks about putting himself in harms way to get shots and stays longer than people would expect or want to get shots.
"You Don't Have To Smile, I Already Took My Shot".
As a Nikki and huge Motley Crue fan I totally loved this book. And it also felt good to know someone out there could relate to alot of what I've been threw. And still struggle with today. And the advise he gave was awesome.
I loved this book. it was nothing like I had expected. Nikki did a great job narrating the book and I am going to be buying a physical copy of this book. I finished the audible version in less than a day.
As a Cruehead for the whole ride, this gave me a glimpse of Nikki and more of who he is. He has more respect from me than ever; and that is saying something.
Life for me, personally, is not great at the moment, and yet I felt inspiration for his words. I have not felt that much lately. Well worth the time to listen.
As a motley crue fan, it was great to listen to the man himself. Loved it 😀
"Is this guy still high?"
Hated it. I found the book to be about this guys ego. Started ok with the first chapter then went into free fall. To be frank this guy came over as "Mr Know it All" and it was his ego trip. I am not into his music and I would think that if you aren't this book isn't for you.
Having read "The Dirt" and then subsequently each of the members of Motley Crue’s autobiographies I found myself reading “The Heroin Diaries” Nikki’s first book delving into the raw open wound that was his past. I was hooked, I couldn't wait to see what would come out of his mouth next. Open, Honest and sometimes harsh in its reality this book is simply brilliant. Nikki writes with frank open honesty (sometimes to the point of having to pick my jaw up from the floor) and his opinion may not be acceptable to everyone but that's ok.... it is, after all his opinion. I've read and listened to this book more times than I can remember and each time I find something else to re-read or rewind to hear again, often finding myself saying “did he really just say that?!” I loved this book and as with the first one find myself excited, sometimes saddened and yet totally inspired by what's contained in its pages. Punctuated with very clever and darkly beautiful photography its one you really cant put down. Well done Nikki... you did it again. A true great!
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