Rod: The Autobiography

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'Ridiculously funny and astonishingly candid, Rod Stewart's memoir is the rock autobiography of the decade' Daily Mail

 
Rod: The Autobiography, Rod Stewart

'Ridiculously funny and astonishingly candid, Rod Stewart's memoir is the rock autobiography of the decade' Daily Mail

‘One of the most entertaining, revealing, captivating books of the year' Independent

Rod Stewart was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. Despite some early close shaves with a number of diverse career paths, ranging from gravedigging to professional football, it was music that truly captured his heart – and he never looked back.

Rod started out in the early 1960s, playing the clubs on London's R&B scene, before his distinctively raspy voice caught the ear of the iconic front man Long John Baldry, who approached him while busking one night on a railway platform. Stints with pioneering acts like the Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, and the Jeff Beck Group soon followed, paving the way into a raucous five years with the Faces, the rock star's rock band, whose offstage antics with alcohol, wrecked hotel rooms and groupies have become the stuff of legend.

And during all this, he found a spare moment to write ‘Maggie May', among a few others, and launch a solo career that has seen him sell an estimated 200 million records, be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, and play the world's largest ever concert. Not bad, as he says, for a guy with a frog in his throat.

And then, there is his not-so-private life: marriages, divorces and affairs with some of the world's most beautiful women – Bond girls, movie stars and supermodels – and a brush with cancer which very nearly saw it all slip away.

Rod's is an incredible life, and here, thrillingly and for the first time, he tells the whole thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. A rollicking rock 'n' roll adventure that is at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable journey of a guy with one hell of a voice – and one hell of a head of hair.

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    ISBN: 9780099574750
    Published: 07/06/2013
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"A scream, brimming with colourful anecdotes, roguish wit and pithy observations about love, life and music" - Grant Smithies, Sunday Star-Times

"Behind the rock'n'roll persona, vividly portrayed in his new memoir, is a self deprecating man of manners...highly entertaining." - The Sunday Times

"Quite the life you've led... the stories in here, I mean, I blushed a little" - Graham Norton

"It really is a rollercoaster ride...It’s a proper book. It’s not frothy. It’s not candy flossy...It is no holds barred. You wrote it yourself, it’s so obvious. It’s your voice all the way through" - Chris Evans

"...the book is funny, vivid and even, at times, self-critical..." - Daily Telegraph

"A rollicking rock'nroll story." - The Scotsman

"Rod Stewart's fascinating autobiography is a colourful account of an extraordinary life" - Hello!

"He gives you, rather generously, a guided tour into not only his life but the life of a rock star" - Different Scene

"What we loved about this book is the feeling that you are having a personal conversation with Rod Stewart … highly recommended!" - Hot Brands Cool Places

"It’s a brisk romp of a read" - Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times

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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Living Legend and in 2007 was bestowed the prestigious CBE (Commander of The British Empire). In 2011, he kicked off a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas joining a shortlist of elite musical superstars with the international drawing power to headline the Colosseum. He has garnered an estimated 250 million in album and single sales with hit songs including: 'Maggie May', 'Tonight's the Night', 'Hot Legs', 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?', 'Young Turks', 'Rhythm of My Heart', 'Stay With Me', 'Mandolin Wind', 'You Wear It Well', and many more.