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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 031603438X
ISBN-13: 9780316034388
Sku: 214686097
Publish Date: 10/26/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 2T
Pages:  564
 
The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentleman: 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 Stones' first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the US, isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Bitter 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.

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With this autobiographical opening up, one of rock 'n' roll's most notorious figures gives fans a backstage pass to his life. Many of the more riotous stories--the drug busts, the band fights, the marriages and divorces--will be known to serious Rolling Stones devotees. But it's the little details and the emotional impacts that Richards adds, as well as his frank and personal voice as a writer, that makes LIFE a compelling and illuminating read. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.With this autobiographical opening up, one of rock 'n' roll's most notorious figures gives fans a backstage pass to his life. Many of the more riotous stories--the drug busts, the band fights, the marriages and divorces--will be known to serious Rolling Stones devotees. But it's the little details and the emotional impacts that Richards seems to remember with remarkably vivid clarity, as well as his frank and personal voice as a writer, that makes LIFE an unusually compelling and illuminating celebrity memoir.
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Expert Review Life by Keith Richards - Book Review
By: Jack Goodstein Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/14/2011 5:32 PM
I'll give Richards credit this is not one of those look at the dumb things I've done and learn a lesson form it books. It isn't one of those I was lost and now I'm saved confessions. There are no apologies. He lived hard, but he worked at his craft with a passion. He knew what he wanted from his music and he made sure to get it. He is at his best when he talks about his music—about trying to figure out a guitar lick, about the unique sound he got using five string open tuning, about getting to play with the heroes of his youth, about discovering that he could write songs. He is serious about music....read the full review

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"[A] big, fierce, game-changing account of the Stones' nearly half-century-long adventure." - Janet Maslin 10/20/2010

"He's been a global avatar of wish fulfillment for over four decades and managed to eke more waking hours out of a 24-hour day than perhaps any other creature alive....As the legendary guitarist for the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards has done more, been more and seen more than you or I will every dream of, and reading his autobiography, LIFE, should awaken (if you have a pulse and an I.Q. north of 100) a little bit of the rock star in you." - Liz Phair 11/14/2010

"Some readers may delight in Richards's sly have-it-all-ways self-regard, but for me the most winning sections of the book are the tales of his becoming, the way his close adolescent friendship with Jagger and their mutual love for their blues heroes rapidly led to the formation of the Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band in the World. It's a thrice-sung story, but Richards and Fox put the song over well." - David Remnick 11/01/2010

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0564
Product attributePublisher:   Little Brown and Company
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