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Publisher Description

The long-awaited autobiography of Keith Richards, guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones.

With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.

Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in "Jumping Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women." His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.

With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 26
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Todd610 ,

Keef...Oh Keef, unguarded and mind blowingly open.

The best book I've read this year....one of the few memoirs that surpassed my expectations and a roller coaster from start to finish.

After reading the first few chapters I had the feeling that maybe the stories would get less crazy as Keef aged and matured.......ah,......not so much!!!

Loved it and reread it ....it would make a great movie.

James W M ,


Simply an amazing rock and roll memoir.

Slatts11 ,


Not a big Rolling Stones fan, but don’t need to be to love this book! Entertaining, fun and some really touching/inspiring words in there as well. Loved it!

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