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Publisher Description

'The rock memoir of the decade' Daily Mail

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.

Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.

'Self-deprecating, funny . . . You cannot help but enjoy his company throughout, temper tantrums and all' The Times

'Chatty, gossipy, amusing and at times brutally candid' Telegraph

Biographies & Memoirs
15 October
Pan Macmillan UK
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia

Customer Reviews

Naughty Bulldozer ,

Absolutely worth reading even if you’re not a fan of his music.

An incredible story and so well written. I am someone who loves Eltons music, and suspect after reading this there is a lot of it I’m yet to discover, but I simply found this story so hard to put down. Every time I took a break or decided to watch TV for a while instead I was thinking about the story and what was going to come next. Inevitably I’d rush back to continue reading. That’s the hallmark of a well told story for me.

Mirrorscale ,

Totally Worth Reading

This book is absolutely amazing to read. It doesn’t hold back and takes you on a journey you might not have expected. It’s definitely a worthy edition to anyone’s library.

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