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C'MON!: My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Long , C.K. Lendt , Jeff "Blando" Bland , Wendrell Tillett
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whether his name is new to you or you’re already an avid fan of his popular blog sites, a frequent reader of his entertainment features or have enjoyed his underground independent music over the years, author Christopher Long has a fascinating story to share with readers everywhere in the pages of his new book, "C’MON! – My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation."


OVERVIEW
Uniquely described as "The Wonder Years"-meets-"The Wall" at a Big Tent Revival, "C’MON!" offers a bold message of faith based on author Christopher Long’s lifelong connection to the entertainment world.

Long recounts his personal experiences with candor and wit – from growing up with Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt to being physically threatened by Gene Simmons of Kiss to hanging out at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate to his ultimate life-changing spiritual awakening.

This compelling and entertaining memoir features dozens of photos as well as hilarious original illustrations by cartoonist, Wendrell Tillett, and a foreword by Jeff “Blando” Bland, guitarist for the platinum-selling rock band Slaughter and Vince Neil.


HIGHLIGHTS
Author Christopher Long tells his story of faith, family and the pursuit of fame and fortune in a glitzy and often morally bankrupt industry in his typical engaging, conversational style.

"C’MON!" is a powerful personal testimony, chock-full of anecdotes and insider stories:

•ROCK: Long’s first-hand accounts of iconic figures from Brad Pitt, Gene Simmons, Donald Trump and President George H.W. Bush to riveting tales of murder, drug deals, backstage meltdowns and more!

•RUIN: Deeply personal and compelling experiences, from divorce and depression to career frustrations and addictions.

•REVELATION: An open, honest and detailed account of the 2010 spiritual awakening that led him from the world of “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll” into the world of Christian ministry.


REVIEWS
"Long has dished up something akin to the rock 'n' roll version of 'The Cross & The Switchblade'!"
-Gail Worley (Rock Critic at Large / WorleyGig.com)

"This book rocks!"
-Lisa Snyder (Rock Thiz Magazine)

"It really hits home."
-Jeff "Blando" Bland (Guitarist for the rock band Slaughter and Vince Neil)

"Long's story may make you feel like you are looking at yourself in the mirror."
-Greg Van Vorhis (GoodReads.com)

"I recommend this book to anyone thinks their life is shit and can't ever change. There is hope."
-Angela Hupp (AngelsCove.blogspot.com)

"A bold testimony."
-Chris Johnson (Worship Pastor / East Coast Christian Center - Merritt Island, Florida)


Product Details

  • File Size: 9883 KB
  • Print Length: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Books International (January 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006V7NT04
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock, Ruin, Revelation...and triumph March 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A candid look into the life of author Christopher Long, "C'MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation," is a captivating read. It takes you on the journey through Chris's life, from his small-town upbringing to the big lights (and associated trappings) of a rock and roll lifestyle over the last three decades. Chris was in a position many might find enviable - lead singer in a band, beautiful rock-and-roll wife, and hob-knobbing in the inner circle of many legendary bands and musicians, including Poison. Something many dream of. But what Chris never showed during this time were the cracks in his armor...a depression that would take him to a very dark place in life. Through a divine intervention he is rescued from the fall, embracing a life of spirituality and `realness' through which he finds his authentic self. Excellent triumph, fantastic story, great read.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Heavy on religion, light on the rock February 16, 2013
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I suppose I should have known... I expected this book to deal with the so-called "evils of rock music," what with the Bible verse printed on the palm of what I can only assume is the author's hand on the cover, but sheesh -- the church where I used to play guitar rocked far harder than this book.

I got the impression that the author was striving to raise eyebrows and shock those church people who read the book by implying that he had been immersed in a maelstrom of sin; lost and then found, as it were. But as I skimmed through this lightweight memoir, I realized that it is nothing more than another sensationalist piece by a wannabe rocker. I gave up on it at the point where the author smoked pot at his first KISS concert (at age 15) and subsequently hallucinated and passed out. Of course, I suppose it could have been laced with PCP, but...

Anyway, I'm glad I got this for free. I would have been sorely disappointed if I'd paid full price for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good story in need of some major editing July 21, 2014
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Long's autobiographical book C'mon is a text that I would not normally pick up, and were it not for the complimentary copy that I picked up on my Kindle as well as a review I read about the text, I would not have given it a second chance. I have two conflicting thoughts on the piece.

The thing that I enjoyed the most about the book was its frank and intimate exploration of the inner workings of the music industry from someone who is just on the outskirts nudging his way in. Long presents himself as an insider, but in many ways is an outsider who tiptoes around some incredibly famous and notable icons in the rock world. Those he has the opportunity to get close to end up burning him in the end, and it is easy to see how his status as a hard-rocking, hard-partying, but vocal Christian could keep him at arms length in many of his circumstances. This makes his experiences unparalleled, however, and his desire to succeed and play with the icons is insatiable. To see many of the bands he mentions in this light and from this angle, highly personal and wholly honest, almost made me see Long as a tragic figure throughout the book even though his tone didn't explicitly communicate that - in short, he has ended up where he least expected as he writes this book. He has found a group that has given him the fellowship and the camaraderie that he has thirsted for in the least likely place at this point in his life, however.

That brings me to the second part of my review, and that is the presentation of the work. Here is where I did not really enjoy the book. Many reviews that I read after finishing it mentioned that he was heavy handed with the Christian portion, but I argue that it is a main point going into the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars C'mon, A must read!! February 21, 2012
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I had recently finished reading Christopher Long's new book, "C'mon! My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation". Chris gives a real life account of his personal and professional life beginning with his upbringing in Springfield, Missouri to his teenage and adult years in the East Coast of Central Florida, where Chris has been deep into the music scene for many years and had made contacts and developed relationships with many high roller names in the industry.
There are many stories from being physically threatened by Gene Simmons of Kiss to attending a wedding at Donald Trump's estate, and touring with the band Poison as Bobby Dall's personal assistant, which brought him to the point that he wrote his first book, "A Shot of Poison" , which was a great success. When Chris thought that he had finally reached his dream, he found himself deep into depression to the point of contemplating suicide, because of various threats that were put on his life.
On his road to Damascus, he receives a life saving phone call. He is encouraged by the angel on the phone to open up God's Word, and to come to Christ! Chris now enjoys an active role at the East Coast Christian Center in Merritt Island, Florida, and is scheduled to make appearances at many churches across the country as an inspirational Christian speaker sharing his personal testimony.
His book has received wonderful endorsements including a Forward from Jeff "Blando" Bland, Guitarist for rock band Slaughter and Vince Neil.
This is a must read!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT BOOK
Published 2 months ago by SHARON G.
3.0 out of 5 stars just okay
Found myself getting bored with this book could be just how my life is at the moment very crazy right now
Published 6 months ago by Mary A. Bohl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!
Most people would be scared to write a book that is this honest, I think Mr. Long wrote a very serios tell all book this time.
Published 6 months ago by Mark
3.0 out of 5 stars not sure
I want to like this book. It seems to be more about his brush with greatness than his life with God. I've never understood the need for tell all books like his Poison book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mia
4.0 out of 5 stars The "Test" in Testimony
C'MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation, is the second book, yet the first Christian attempt, by former rocking partier Christopher Long. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Joyful 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
A very thought provoking book. I read it in one night. I think that anyone who is sitting on the fence regarding religion and Christianity, will enjoy Christopher's point of view. Read more
Published 10 months ago by SNestleroad
3.0 out of 5 stars C'Mon - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation
I was a little disappointed in the book because it left me wanting more of his relationship with God and less of the rock n roll background. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Candice Morton
4.0 out of 5 stars good easy read
Anytime a person takes the easy path...you wonder if they will ever open their eyes to see it is not the right path. This was an interesting book. Read more
Published 16 months ago by cheri
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Life Story!!!
Christopher Long's journey of pursuing his dream of rock n roll success and spiritual (as well as personal)redemption is a great look into the life of a hard working suburban kid... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kim Sparks
3.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Roll Review
Chris lived a lot of live in between who he is now, and who he was "back then". It was incredible, all the people he met during his 'growing period'. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jody Milby
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More About the Author

Christopher Long is an author, show biz analyst, entertainment personality and rising name in Christian ministry.

Long's first book, "A SHOT OF POISON" arrived via CG Publishing on April 1, 2010. Combining accounts of his personal experiences in the entertainment world with a bold Christian message, Long's second book, "C'MON! - My Story of Rock, Ruin and Revelation" was released via Digital Books International on January 17, 2012. Also via Digital Books International, Long's third book, "SHOUT IT OUT LOUD - Stories of Fast Times and Faith, From the Show Biz Guru" was released on May 13, 2014. His fourth book, "SUPERSTAR" currently is in development and tentatively is set for a 2015 release.

Christopher Long lives on Florida's east coast, near Cocoa Beach.

ChristopherLongShowBizGuru.blogspot.com

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