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.