Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.18 in
Published: October 4, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 145160663X
ISBN - 13: 9781451606638
About the Book
A founding member of Guns N' Roses shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune with the band, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his unusual path to sobriety, and success as a savvy business investor and loving husband and father. 304 pp. 200,000 print.
From the Publisher
A founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver shares the
story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his
struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash
and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to
In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native
Seattle-partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host
of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in
the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in
his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone
who identified himself only as "Slash." Soon after, the most
dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N' Roses went on to sell
more than 100 million albums worldwide.
In It''s So Easy, Duff recounts GN'R's unlikely trajectory
to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and
global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it
did-ultimately-on Duff, as well as on the band itself. As GN'R
began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his
near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his
watershed, the turning point that led to his unique path to
sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.
In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff-one
of rock's smartest and most articulate personalities-takes readers
on his harrowing journey through the dark heart of one of the most
notorious bands in rock-and-roll history and out the other side.
"McKagan recounts his (tale) with flamboyance and an engaging wit."