Face the Music: A Life Exposed

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Face the Music: A Life Exposed

by Paul Stanley

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 25, 2014 | Hardcover

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"People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I''m sharing it."

Well known for his onstage persona, the "Starchild," Paul Stanley has written a memoir with a gripping blend of personal revelations and gritty war stories about the highs and lows both inside and outside of KISS. Born with a condition called microtia (an ear deformity rendering him deaf on the right side), Stanley''s traumatic childhood experiences produced an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of places: music. Taking readers through the series of events that led to the founding of KISS, the personal relationships that helped shape his life, and the turbulent dynamics among his bandmates over the past forty years, this book leaves no one unscathed-including Stanley himself.

With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Face the Music is a colorful portrait of a man and the band he helped create, define, and sustain-made larger than life in artfully told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.52 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062114042

ISBN - 13: 9780062114044

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Face the Music: A Life Exposed

by Paul Stanley

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.52 in

Published: March 25, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062114042

ISBN - 13: 9780062114044

From the Publisher

"People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I''m sharing it."

Well known for his onstage persona, the "Starchild," Paul Stanley has written a memoir with a gripping blend of personal revelations and gritty war stories about the highs and lows both inside and outside of KISS. Born with a condition called microtia (an ear deformity rendering him deaf on the right side), Stanley''s traumatic childhood experiences produced an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of places: music. Taking readers through the series of events that led to the founding of KISS, the personal relationships that helped shape his life, and the turbulent dynamics among his bandmates over the past forty years, this book leaves no one unscathed-including Stanley himself.

With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Face the Music is a colorful portrait of a man and the band he helped create, define, and sustain-made larger than life in artfully told stories that are shocking, funny, inspirational, and honest.

About the Author

Stanley Bert Eisen (born January 20, 1952), better known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American hard rock guitarist, musician, singer-songwriter and painter, best known for being the rhythm guitarist, co-lead vocalist and frontman of the rock band Kiss. He was born in Manhattan and attended the High School of Music & Art in New York City. He is of Jewish and German-Jewish ancestry; his mother was born in Berlin, Germany. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band's highest-charting hits. Stanley established the "Starchild" character for his Kiss persona. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Hit Parader ranked him 18th on their list of Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. Stanley's book, Face the Music: A Life Exposed, was on the New York Times bestseller nonfiction list in 2014.

Editorial Reviews

"An entertaining yet piercingly honest journey from self-conscious child to the world''s most visually famous rock band, to, finally-with the makeup wiped away-a place of peace as a father and a man. Paul Stanley''s story is both ordinary and extraordinary, which makes it inspiring." (Mitch Albom, author of The First Phone Call From Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie)
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