Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 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.

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“[Me] pushes the envelope. . . . The film Rocketman gave a fairly correct overview of the Elton John story―however it barely scratched the floor of what’s on this memoir. The lurid elements will get all of the headlines. However [it is really about] the person’s hard-won self-knowledge.”
The New York Occasions

“Thought you bought all of Elton John’s story within the rollicking biopic, Rocketman? Effectively, take into account that merely a tasty appetizer forward of this ultra-rich and heavy dinner.”
―NBC Information

“Magnificent. . . . Whereas Me is as colourful as you’d anticipate from an artist well-known for his outlandish stage costumes and outsize mood tantrums, it is usually a lot extra. . . . Followers who assume seeing Rocketman was sufficient and might ‘ultimately’ learn his memoir, we are able to let you know: don’t wait a protracted, very long time. Me is a riveting, laugh-til-you-cry, heartfelt page-turner.”
Leisure Weekly

“[Elton] proves himself an engrossing, fluid and alarmingly forthcoming author. . . Like [his] songs, Me overflows with whimsical characters, twisted humor, winking self-aggrandizement and stark pathos. . . . An absorbing and unfettered pleasure.”
TIME

“By flip hilarious, touching, and stunning. . . . In between the numerous anecdotes with stars from throughout the a long time, John’s enthusiasm for music continues to shine via. . . . It is great to learn [and] compelling proof that Elton John was born to be [a star].”
The Impartial

“Outrageously gratifying. . . . [Elton] is completely, astonishingly, hilariously self-lacerating. . . . His clear-eyed honesty and his ear for the comedian line make him a deeply interesting memoirist.”
The Guardian

“A uniquely revealing pop star autobiography. . . . Me is crucial studying for anybody who needs to know the troublesome street that [Elton has] walked.”
Rolling Stone

Concerning the Creator

Sir Elton John, CBE, is a multi-award profitable solo artist who has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has offered greater than 300 million information worldwide, and holds the report for the biggest-selling single of all time, ‘Candle within the Wind 1997’. In August 2018 Elton was named probably the most profitable male solo artist within the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart historical past, having logged 67 entries, together with 9 Quantity 1s and 27 High 10s. Elton launched his first tour in 1970 and since then has carried out over four,000 occasions in additional than 80 international locations. When not recording or touring, Elton devotes his time to quite a lot of charities, together with his personal Elton John AIDS Basis, which has raised over $300 million and funded programmes throughout 4 continents within the twenty-four years it has existed. He’s married to David Furnish, and so they have two sons. Me is his first and solely official autobiography.

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn his first and solely official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the reality about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster way of life as proven within the movie Rocketman, to turning into a residing legend.Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up within the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of turning into a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, dealing with an astonished viewers in his vibrant yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would by no means be the identical once more.His life has been filled with drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing associate Bernie Taupin to spinning uncontrolled as a chart-topping celebrity; from half-heartedly attempting 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 establishing his AIDS Basis to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical. All of the whereas Elton was hiding a drug habit that may grip him for over a decade.In Me, Elton additionally writes powerfully about getting clear and altering his life, about discovering love with David Furnish and turning into a father. In a voice that’s heat, humble, and open, that is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his errors. It is a story that may stick with you by a residing legend.

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