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Jon Bon Jovi Paperback – February 22, 2005

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From Publishers Weekly

British celebrity biographer Jackson (Paul Simon; Queen; Ewan McGregor) presents an enthusiastic sketch of one of New Jersey’s favorite sons, né John Francis Bongiovi, in this detailed but speculative volume. Jackson traces the rock star’s journey from his childhood in working class Sayreville through his early years in the music business as "a ‘nobody’ who had to make his demos during the odd hours of the early morning when no one else required the facilities," to the pre-record label, pre-name change recording of his first hit "Runaway," and then through his multi-platinum albums, his legendary lengthy marriage, his bouts with burnout and professional failure, his excursions into acting and his return to the top of the music charts. This isn’t a complete biography, but ardent Bon Jovi fans who aren’t concerned with less than perfect grammatical styling, overly dramatic passages and the odd intrusion of British-isms (such as "mum" for "mother") should appreciate this satisfying addition to the singer’s memorabilia.
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From Booklist

Jackson's look at "multi-platinum American supergroup Bon Jovi" focuses on "the linchpin and relentless driving force of this phenomenally popular rock outfit," Jon Bon Jovi. Not only endowed with "flawless features," JBJ also enjoys "magnetic stage presence and star quality . . . matched by boundless energy and fierce commitment." Whew! And he's an occasional TV star (on Allie McBeal and other series), too. This volume will do no one, especially Bon Jovi, any harm, and it just may reveal all one needs to know about the man and the band. Mike Tribby
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806526009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806526003
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,039,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book is a completely unauthorized biography, and Bon Jovi has absolutely no connection with this book. They even denounced the book as rubbish on their website! If you are a true Bon Jovi fan you know that books like these are not the real story behind the band. If you really want actual information about Bon Jovi then go to [...] or [...] to learn more. Bon Jovi is a great band with a wonderful story to tell but don't believe everything you read unless it is endorsed by the band.
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Format: Hardcover
I read this book because I like Bon Jovi and his band. I "follow" the band since 1983, when I meet them into a local radio station around New-York. I read a lot of books concerning Bon Jovi, but this one is very clear. You can follow the life of the Bon Jovi 's band whithout difficulties. There are a lot of chapters, very clear. It's simple and very easy, very clear to read. One negative point it's maybye there are not much pictures into the book. I think that the band could have more than 4 pages of pictures but for the rest, it's a great book. If you are a real Bon Jovi s'fan, read it.
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A Kid's Review on February 19, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I think Bon Jovi is an excellent band and It was interesting to find out more about the band! This book was so well written that it was the best biography I have ever read and I read many!This book was informative and it made me feel like I knew Bon Jovi personally!
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By jann on January 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
Pass this one up. As a longtime BonJovi fan, I usually enjoy reading anything about the band but this book is just rehash. She's never met or interviewed the boys, she just put together other people's work and called it a book. Don't waste your money.
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Format: Paperback
I am a HUGE Bon Jovi fan. I did enjoy this book, but it left me wanting more. I expected more information other than what every Bon Jovi fan already knows. It didn't delve deep into the real solid relationship between the band members. The story is about Jon and how he got started. If you're hoping for information about his marriage and children, you will be disappointed. This book is not a behind the scenes look at the man, but more about life with the band, the struggles and achievements.
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A fantastic insight into how the man became the legend. Read about his passion, motivation & work-aholic ethics & how they make him continually strive for more. I'd highly recommend this to anyone interested in knowing where John Bongiovi came from & the path he & his bandmates followed in getting to where they are today. Goes up to 2003. Where's the next book?! This was brilliant - I want more!
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By Rose on March 23, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Boring meaning, I knew it all already -didnt have to spend the $$$ on it-
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Format: Paperback
Jon Bon Jovi is great and this is a great book about him.
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