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The long awaited autobiography of one of rock's legends.

'Ridiculously funny and astonishingly candid, Rod Stewart’s memoir is the rock autobiography of the decade’ Daily Mail

‘One of the most entertaining, revealing, captivating books of the year’ Independent

Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths, ranging from gravedigging to professional football, it was music that truly captured his heart – and he never looked back.

Rod started out in the early 1960s, playing the clubs on London’s R&B scene, before his distinctively raspy voice caught the ear of the iconic front man Long John Baldry, who approached him while busking one night on a railway platform. Stints with pioneering acts like the Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, and the Jeff Beck Group soon followed, paving the way into a raucous five years with the Faces, the rock star’s rock band, whose offstage antics with alcohol, wrecked hotel rooms and groupies have become the stuff of legend.

And during all this, he found a spare moment to write ‘Maggie May’, among a few others, and launch a solo career that has seen him sell an estimated 200 million records, be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, and play the world’s largest ever concert. Not bad, as he says, for a guy with a frog in his throat.

And then, there is his not-so-private life: marriages, divorces and affairs with some of the world’s most beautiful women – Bond girls, movie stars and supermodels – and a brush with cancer which very nearly saw it all slip away.

Rod’s is an incredible life, and here, thrillingly and for the first time, he tells the whole thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock ’n’ roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice – and one hell of a head of hair.

Reviews

…amiably and self-knowingly told... the tone pitched right and the jokes good…He writes articulately about music: where a drummer sits on the beat, or what makes a song bombproof. It's the work of someone who really knows his craft, and loves it.

Guardian

Behind the rock'n'roll persona, vividly portrayed in his new memoir, is a self deprecating man of manners...highly entertaining.

The Sunday Times

Quite the life you've led... the stories in here, I mean, I blushed a little

Graham Norton

It really is a rollercoaster ride...It’s a proper book. It’s not frothy. It’s not candy flossy...It is no holds barred. You wrote it yourself, it’s so obvious. It’s your voice all the way through

Chris Evans

...the book is funny, vivid and even, at times, self-critical...

Daily Telegraph

A rollicking rock'nroll story.

The Scotsman

Rod Stewart's fascinating autobiography is a colourful account of an extraordinary life

Hello!

He gives you, rather generously, a guided tour into not only his life but the life of a rock star

Different Scene

What we loved about this book is the feeling that you are having a personal conversation with Rod Stewart … highly recommended!

Hot Brands Cool Places

It’s a brisk romp of a read

Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times

The tone is droll, surprisingly self-deprecating for such an apparent narcissist, and full of deadpan humour. There are whole chapters here where every page made me laugh out loud, hilarious anecdotes as finely honed as anything in Keith Richards’ Life.

Uncut Magazine

an eminently readable and richly entertaining journey through Rod’s life...with a real sense of fun pervading...a rollicking read

Beat Magazine

wonderfully written...a page-turner

Pat Kenny

Ridiculously funny and astonishingly candid, Rod Stewart's memoir is the rock autobiography of the decade

Daily Mail

One of the most entertaining, revealing, captivating books of the year

Independent

It’s impossible not to warm to him in this account of booze, drugs and blondes…The tales of on-the-road bad behavior…leave nothing to the imagination…his painful admission of how ex-wife Rachel Hunter broke his heart reveal a man happy to wear his heart on his sleeve….And he wears it well…

Daily Mail

In Rod Stewart’s raucous, laddish autobiography….his attitude towards women in his life is frequently indefensible but otherwise it’s often laugh-out-load funny

Herald

Rod Stewart reveals all in a hilarious and, at times, moving book…A brilliant read—you’ll be hooked.

Best

[Rod] has warm good humour and a nice line in self-deprecation...He wears it well—and tells it even better.

Daily Mail

By some distance the most entertaining of last year’s...rock star memoirs.

Uncut Online

This book takes readers on an adventure, that is at times deeply moving, through the life of one of the UK's greatest singers.

Hello! online

Ruthlessly entertaining

telegraph.co.uk

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099574750

    June 3, 2013

    Arrow

    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780891255

    January 9, 2013

    Century

    384 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Audio Book

    9781846573576

    October 18, 2012

    Audiobooks

    RRP $42.99

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  • EBook

    9781448135042

    October 11, 2012

    Cornerstone Digital

    384 pages

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