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Face the Music Audiobook

Face the Music: A Life Exposed

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Publisher's Summary

In Face the Music, Paul Stanley - the co-founder and famous "Starchild" frontman of KISS - reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band.

Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize. Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and '60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity.

Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: Music. Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage.

Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed - including Stanley himself. "People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this audiobook, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it." (Paul Stanley)

©2014 Paul Stanley (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ryan Madison 04-03-17
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    "an amazing book by one of my heroes!"

    it was ama amazing book! i cannot thank paul enough for the impact he has made on my life.

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    Kamal Asar 03-30-17
    Kamal Asar 03-30-17
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    "Really well done"

    Great insight into the life of Paul Stanley. Loved hearing about the inner workings of Kiss.

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    Bernard 03-22-17
    Bernard 03-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Paul Stanley Rocks!"

    As a KISS fan since 1977 at 8 years old I have had all original members as a favorite. Peter as my drumming inspiration, Gene as a pre teen , Ace in my late teens, but as an adult I came to see Paul as the star he is. I subconsciously knew his importance to the hottest band in the world. His book confirmed many of my beliefs. Thanks for the great stories. You rule!

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    Marc-André 03-18-17
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    "Incredible Story! You won't regret buying it!"

    Love it and he's a great narrator! Awesome audiobook! it's a great story!

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    Tanya Perez 03-05-17
    Tanya Perez 03-05-17
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    "Very Sincere, Bold, Down to Earth,Fabulous!!!"

    Awesome, Paul has always been an inspiration ,and a role model for me since I was an adolescent. Having a seizure disorder since my youth I related to him for him strength without knowing why...now it all came clear in this audio book. Hearing Paul narrate his book is fabulous ,you can hear his sincerity, humor,anger,you feel like he's there with you...fantastic. You realize he's just like you and me, down to Earth. Thank you Paul, I enjoyed every minute. I picked the right role model. 😉

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    Buster D 02-22-17
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    "good read"

    Great read. had no idea P.S. had all those confidence issues. worth the money. Had no idea Peter and Ace were as worthless as described

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    iZiggy Australia 01-27-17
    iZiggy Australia 01-27-17

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    "Brutally honest"

    An honest account that may leave the listener shocked. Especially those of us who have followed the band since the early 70's and thought we knew it all.

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    "Best Audio Book I've Ever Listened To..."
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    I generally don't like audio books because they are tedious and narrators suck. This book is different: not only is Paul Stanley a great narrator, but his writing is well thought out and engaging.

    There are many hard life lessons in this book. It's easy to get through, funny, and insightful.

    Great book.

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    "Very inspirational"

    I'm a passionate musician and I was very identified with the way Paul sees music. Really enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

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    Lori 01-03-17
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    "<3 <3 <3"

    The in depth detail about one of the founding members of my favorite bands, and hear it from the star child himself? So good, listened twice.

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