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Hit Hard | [Joey Kramer]

Hit Hard

In 1997, amid Aerosmith's sold-out world tour and number one album release, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Joey Kramer, the drummer in one of the most popular rock bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Aerosmith, has undoubtedly lived the rock-and-roll life. And like many who've charted these mythically self-destructive waters, he's been to the brink and back. This memoir puts it all in perspective from the point of view of the shy teenager whose love-hate relationship with his father instilled in him so much self-doubt that even years of stardom, and years of addiction, did little to overcome it. Holter Graham reads this like an insider, giving Kramer's bittersweet words a hard-boiled quality that underscores the message of his cautionary tale: Fame ain't all it's cracked up to be.

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In 1997, amid Aerosmith's sold-out world tour and number one album release, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash a fury of endless creativity.

Hit Hard unpacks the history of a rock star who became willing to accept help and finally kick a serious alcohol and drug addiction, only to find that the real terrors and hard work were still ahead. Ultimately, Hit Hard is about how Joey recognized his confusion between love and abuse, awakening to the kind of self-acceptance and compassion that make relationships possible in the "real world" as a member of the biggest band in American history.

©2009 Joey Kramer; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kristine Waltham, MA, USA 07-10-09
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    "What a Memoir!"

    This was a "no holds barred" biography of Joey Kramer. He really gets deep down inside himself and sometimes it was hard for me to listen to how much pain this guy endured in his life! My hats off to Joey and I can only hope that he has truly found peace in his life.

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    gary Wappingers Falls, NY, United States 01-23-13
    gary Wappingers Falls, NY, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, only if you are an Aerosmith fan & a drummer like me


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    never knew Joey was in this condition

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