Face the Music
A Life Exposed
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NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
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.
With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, 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 book, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it.” —Paul Stanley
From Publishers Weekly
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Paul Stanley the king front man
I'm sooo excited to read this. Paul Stanley is my idol!!! Thank you Paul for writhing this book.
I Can't Help But Feel A Bit Let Down
I have been waiting so long for this book. I finished it just moments ago and feel let down. There is so much that was ignored, felt rushed or purposely omitted. Why do artist of the day dismiss the 80's as much as they do? There was so much more about that decade that could have been revealed, but not. I don't know... I feel there is a lot missing from this book.
This is, by far, the best rock and roll autobiography I have ever read, and I have read them all!!! I have never been inspired by a rock tale until now. Paul has been a hero of mine since I was a little kid, and I'm thankful I picked such a good one. Thanks Paul; you are awesome!!!