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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 Stones'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.

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"[A] high-def, high-velocity portrait of the era when rock 'n' roll came of age, a raw report from deep inside the counterculture maelstrom of how that music swept like a tsunami over Britain and the United States....Mr. Richards has found a way to channel to the reader his own avidity, his own deep soul hunger for music and to make us feel the connections that bind one generation of musicians to another. Along the way he even manages to communicate something of that magic, electromagnetic experience of playing on stage with his mates, be it in a little club or a huge stadium." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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"[A] slurry romp through the life of a man who knew every pleasure, denied himself nothing, and never paid the price." David Remnick, The New Yorker

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"The ultimate Keith Richards album." Hillel Italie, Associated Press

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"Rollicking and raw." People

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"What kind of celebrity autobiography is his Life? A remarkable one." The Wall Street Journal

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"[Richards] not only has the best tunes, he also knows how to tell the best tales." Entertainment Weekly

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"Compelling, endearing, insightful, action-packed, graceful, generous-spirited, unflinching, and funny." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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"A vivid self-portrait and, of the Stones and their musical era, a grand group portrait...spellbinding storytelling." Richard Corliss, Time

About the Author

Keith Richards was born in London in 1943. A guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and cofounder of the Rolling Stones, he has also released solo albums with his band, The X-Pensive Winos. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Patti Hansen.

James Fox was born in Washington, D.C., in 1945 and has known Keith Richards since the early 1970's when he was a journalist for the Sunday Times in London. His books include the international bestseller White Mischief. He lives in London with his wife and sons.

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wendy mitchell, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by wendy mitchell)
Remarkably entertaining. A uniquely honest and candid confession of a life in the fast lane. Keith is exceedingly intelligent, disclosing his heroin addection, and rise to fame. Frequently misunderstood, yet emotionally direct. Streetwise, with insightful observation, reminiscing on his family, childhood, and fame, with openess, humor, and heartfelt sincerity. Wicked, sarcasttic, intimate, a keen eye and a detailed life story, of probably the best guitarist. Powerful!
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Telyn, January 16, 2012 (view all comments by Telyn)
This is one of the best autobiographies I've read. I especially like the detail Richards goes into about his guitar style. But I found his recounting of events and insights about people very interesting.
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kitty32504, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by kitty32504)
What a fantastic book! It is literally one of those books that I could not put down (and I don't say that often)! Great insight into the workings of the early Stones!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316034418
Author:
Richards, Keith
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
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Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316034418 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] high-def, high-velocity portrait of the era when rock 'n' roll came of age, a raw report from deep inside the counterculture maelstrom of how that music swept like a tsunami over Britain and the United States....Mr. Richards has found a way to channel to the reader his own avidity, his own deep soul hunger for music and to make us feel the connections that bind one generation of musicians to another. Along the way he even manages to communicate something of that magic, electromagnetic experience of playing on stage with his mates, be it in a little club or a huge stadium."
"Review" by , "[A] slurry romp through the life of a man who knew every pleasure, denied himself nothing, and never paid the price."
"Review" by , "The ultimate Keith Richards album."
"Review" by , "Rollicking and raw."
"Review" by , "What kind of celebrity autobiography is his Life? A remarkable one."
"Review" by , "[Richards] not only has the best tunes, he also knows how to tell the best tales."
"Review" by , "Compelling, endearing, insightful, action-packed, graceful, generous-spirited, unflinching, and funny."
"Review" by , "A vivid self-portrait and, of the Stones and their musical era, a grand group portrait...spellbinding storytelling."
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