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Publisher Description

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.

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 song-writing 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 Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical. 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.

Biographies & Memoirs
Elton John
hr min
October 15
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews



I love Taron, but disappointed that Elton doesn’t narrate. One of the reasons I purchased this book is it says it’s narrated by Elton John. However, still very much enjoyable, and I’ll most likely listed to it again.
This book make me love Elton even more.

Beatlez Lover ,

Absolutely Fantastic!

Taron reads this book with great pronunciation and passion. This is an absolutely amazing insight on the life of the great Sir Elton John. I would 100% recommend this book to anybody who is on the fence!

Caffeinated24x7 ,

Tears of laughter and sorrow - Loved it

As a big Elton John fan, I was thrilled to try my first Audiobook as the autobiography of Elton John. Listening to Elton speak the prologue and Taron Egerton read was fantastic. I laughed so hard at many of Elton’s antics in the 1970’s such as throwing oranges at Bob Dylan to tears of sorrow at his struggle with addiction, family drama, and death of many of his friends. Thank you Elton for sharing your extraordinary life with a fan. I related to so many of your own feelings and experiences it was frightening. After reading this all I wanted to do was give you a huge hug.

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