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I am Tommy Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece, on October 3, 1962, and raised in a suburb of California by an American father and a Greek mother. At seventeen, I joined Motley Crue and we became one of the baddest-ass rock bands in history. We sold over 40 million albums, we wreaked havoc, we scared parents, and we titillated too many fathers' daughters. I've been married three times: once for just a few days to a Penthouse Pet, for seven years to Heather Locklear, and then for five years to Pamela Anderson, with whom I have two beautiful sons. I've gotten into a lot of fights and I've been to jail a few times.

But this book isn't your typical journey in a straight line from day one to day now. I'm more interested in revealing what's most important about my life, like how I cook my steaks; what I think of the tabloids, the truth, my ex-wives, my ex-band, my music; and what an innocent observer might find hanging around my house any given Sunday. You'll get plenty of facts and I'll tell you a story, but my real mission here is to paint you a picture of my life. I want to show you how my memories smell.

I'd like to get into it now, so please take your seats. I advise you to keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times. If you have a pacemaker, a heart condition, or if you are pregnant or too damn short to reach the safety bar, I ask that you turn back immediately. Those with weak stomachs, strict morals, or chronic indigestion should put the book down now. For the rest of you, there's one truth that's real across the board: What you send out is what you get back. Send out the good, people, and it will come back to you. There's another thing I've learned over the years, in court, in fights, and in arguments with people I love: There isn't one truth, there are many. This book is my truth.


"The pages vibrate with Lee's crazy energy." Entertainment Weekly


"As good as the gold in Goldschlager." Time


"A compelling yet obscene personal treatise, on fame and the insanity of our celebrity-crazed culture." The Washington Post


"Deliciously dirty." Glamour


"It's a strange mix, even if he does appear honest, which is the book's main redeeming quality, even if he vastly overestimates our interest." Contra Costa Times

About the Author

Tommy Lee was born in Athens, Greece, and moved with his family to California at the age of one. In his musical career he is famous for being the wild drummer of one of the most successful and outrageous bands of the 1980s. A master showman, Lee's antics included performing onstage with a revolving drum kit. Since Mötley Crüe, he has devoted himself to the rap-metal act Methods of Mayhem, on which he collaborated with programming expert Scott Humphrey and rapper TiLo. Lee's last album, a more traditional hard-rock collection, Never a Dull Moment, was released in 2002. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

Lee, Tommy
Atria Books
Bozza, Anthony
Bozza, Anthony
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Personal Memoirs
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
General Biography
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
September 2005
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1 8-pg color insert
9.12 x 6.12 in 16.835 oz

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Product details 288 pages Atria Books - English 9780743483445 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The pages vibrate with Lee's crazy energy."
"Review" by , "As good as the gold in Goldschlager."
"Review" by , "A compelling yet obscene personal treatise, on fame and the insanity of our celebrity-crazed culture."
"Review" by , "Deliciously dirty."
"Review" by , "It's a strange mix, even if he does appear honest, which is the book's main redeeming quality, even if he vastly overestimates our interest."
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