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Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC Paperback – July, 2002
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"...Short on 'Behind the Music' squabbles, but it's a trove of great moments." -- Miles Marshall Lewis, Blender, January/February 2003
"A must-have for any serious hip-hop fan." -- hhn.com, issue #84
"Enlightening" -- David Mills, WASHINGTON TIMES
"Fascinating look at the beginnings of NYC hip-hop and the early career of that Hollis crew....Thoroughly enjoyable." -- Toph One, XLR8R, January 2003
"It remains one of the unsung classics of early hip-hop books...Bill gives you incredible you-were-there descriptions." -- Jeff Chang, cantstopwontstop, September 24, 2002
"Might well be the most comprehensive biography ever written about a pop act while it was still in its prime." -- Jon Caramanica, Rolling Stone, April 17, 2003
"Vividly recreates the atmosphere of the years during Run-DMC's prime...when their music was at its most vibrant." -- Simon McKenzie, University of Melbourne (Australia) website
A definitive, insightful text. -- Harry Allen, Village Voice
Adler's reissued classic details Run-DMC's rise to stardom and the cultivation of a whole genre. -- Source Magazine
An essential time capsule, Adler is the ultimate tour guide. -- Brian Coleman, Urb