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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2019
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
45.5
MB

Customer Reviews

ALPerez1977 ,

What a Life...

As a die-hard Elton fan, This is the greatest memoir i’ve ever read. Told in the Rocket Man’s words and perspective, it hits me in the heart with sadness, joy, and music. :’D

Tito68785 ,

Overrated!

Honestly, it was just chapter after chapter of him just talking about how great he is. He may be talented, but he’s no lady Gaga

Hot Annie ,

Excellent!

I was surprised at the excellent quality of this book. Expected it to be like a lot of books by famous people but Elton put it all out there. Would love to read something like “My Life with Elton” by David to get his perspective. Best book I’ve read in years.

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