No secret is too dark.
No revelation too sick. But you must have the appetite for it.
After forty years, twenty-eight ODs, three botched suicides, two heart attacks, a couple of jail stints, and a debilitating stroke, Steven Adler, the most self-destructive rock star ever, is ready to share the shattering untold truth in My Appetite for Destruction.
When Adler was eleven years old he told his two closest friends he was going to be a rock star in the world's greatest band. Along with four uniquely talented—but very complicated and demanding—musicians, Adler helped form Guns N' Roses. They rose from the streets—primal rockers who obliterated glam rock and its big hair to resurrect rock's truer blues roots.
They were relentless rock stars, onstage and off, taking "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll" to obscene levels of reckless abandon. By the late 1980s, GNR was the biggest rock band in the world, demanding headlines, awards, and sold-out shows, with one of the greatest rock albums of all time: Appetite for Destruction. But there was a price to pay. For Adler, it was his health and his sanity, culminating in a brutal banishment by his once-beloved musical brothers. Adler digs deep, revealing the last secrets, not only his own but GNR's as well: Slash's betrayal, Axl's unpredictable temper, and Duff's revenge. He bares it all with this shocking fuck-the-fates exposé that charts his meteoric rise and devastating collapse.
Adler was humiliated and disgraced when Axl Rose kicked him out of GNR in front of an MTV audience of millions. Adler plunged into the dark side, spending most of the next twenty years in a drug-fueled hell. But he finally beat his epic addiction to crack and heroin under the care of Dr. Drew Pinsky.
With Adler's newfound clarity comes a fierce determination to tell it all. Revelatory, heartbreaking, hilarious, and ultimately inspirational, you will never read anything more jaw-droppingly honest than My Appetite for Destruction.
This was an okay book on Steven Adler's life and account of what happened with GnR. But all in all I don't feel sorry for people like this. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jason H.
If you are expecting a long story about the history of guns n roses you won't get it here. Even though it does detail how all the guys met and got into music its more of a story... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Niamh54
Hey....another sad story that shows what addiction does on so many levels. Very interesting GNR history told from Adler's perspective.Published 10 days ago by Kindle Customer
This is an honest tale. And really, it's pretty funny. There is a reason why Steven is always smiling. The guy is hilarious. I had no idea he was as articulate as he is. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Shred
I have read both Slash's and Duff's, which are both infinitely better than this drivel. Reads like it was written by a ten-year-old boy, who was really unpopular at school but, who... Read morePublished 16 days ago by michael j costello
Found this an interesting read. Compares well with other books I have read in a similar veinPublished 21 days ago by stewart russell
It was an interesting book A fun read I just might have to get the books from the other band members to get the whole perspective of what went on .Published 22 days ago by Uncle G