In many ways, this is your standard rock band autobiography, but as it is written by the crew that believed that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” you get a bit more than even the most jaded fan might anticipate. If you like the insider’s look at the rock and roll life—the sex, drugs, studio battles, and road “adventures”—, you’ll love this.
Tyler fans have eagerly awaited this tell-all from the Aerosmith front man, and they won’t be disappointed. Tyler bares his soul and his life—at least those parts he remembers. He writes like he talks; he has a knack for the one-liner, and he never saw a metaphor that he didn’t like. But if you are willing to wade through the meanderings of a man who’s been “mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized . . . Cole-Portered and farmer's-daughtered . . . Led Zepped and 12-stepped,” you will learn something about Tyler and the band.