Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Life by Keith Richards

Author: Keith Richards
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
(October 26, 2010)
ISBN-10: 031603438X

Book Description:

The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentlemen: Keith Richards.With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stone's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.

With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.

My Review:

Keith Richards, legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones has finally come out with his life story. As "the rocker most like to die" we get a sense of just how intense he life story is. From heroine addict to family man, the details are all here. The book is well-written, exciting, fascinating! A great read for Rolling Stone fans.
(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)

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