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Better for a Superfan,
This review is from: Rod: The Autobiography (Hardcover)
I agree with many other reviewers that there were parts of this book that were really funny and he told his story very honestly. It reads as though he is sitting across the table from you drinking his tea and spinning his yarns. He has a way with words and can really turn a phrase. He comes across as very likable even considering his admitted bad behavior; trashing hotel rooms and unfaithfulness during his relationships (how else is a rock star supposed to act?!). However, I ended up skipping through a lot of it. He goes into great detail about the innerworkings of his early bands that I basically skimmed. He has digression chapters where he discusses his hair (funny), or his model railroad habit (zzz) that I tended to skip over. I would estimate that I skimmed through roughly a third of the book. Maybe I'm just not enough of a fan to appreciate the level of detail he put into some of those sections. The parts that focused on his solo career and his relationships were fantastic and very much worth the read. It did prompt me to listen to his old hits again and gave me a new appreciation for him as an artist.