Shut Up and Give Me the Mic by Dee SniderShut Up and Give Me the Mic by Dee Snider

Shut Up and Give Me the Mic

byDee Snider

Paperback | May 28, 2013

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The wildly entertaining memoir from lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister—revealing the real stories behind the crazy makeup, the big hair, and badass hits like “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.”

As lead singer and songwriter of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider worked as hard as he played, avoided the debauched lifestyle that has destroyed lesser rockers, and survived the music industry’s fickle fortunes with his priorities and sense of humor intact. Now, he shares his journey from every parent’s worst nightmare to Renaissance man—with an impressive resume that, along with being rock royalty, includes Broadway performer, film actor, reality television star, radio host, and author of a teenage survival guide that is required reading in Russia!—in this “honest and entertaining memoir” (Publishers Weekly).

Dee tells the real stories behind the crazy makeup, the big hair, and badass hits like “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.” He takes you through good times, personal struggles, and public battles—such as being slapped with a Parental Advisory warning label by Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center, a fight that led him to testify before Congress with Frank Zappa. Throughout his twisted career, Snider stayed strong and focused, and did it all for his wife, four kids, and millions of “SMF” (Sick Mother F******) fans.

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Title:Shut Up and Give Me the MicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.06 × 5.88 × 1.3 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451637403

ISBN - 13:9781451637403

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisted tales Dee Snider was one of my childhood heroes and my gateway into heavy metal. I enjoyed Twisted Sister in all of their glory...but was surprised that their glory really only lasted all of 2 years in the MTV age. I was equally surprised to learn that Snider made so many terrible mistakes that shattered Twisted Sister and left him in tatters financially. But what I admired about Dee Snider after finishing this book was he never just gave up, and it also helped that his offstage persona was nothing like his onstage counterpart. The wild man singer was not into getting drunk or high, articulate, a loyal husband and doting father. Dee Snider made me an even bigger fan of his thanks to his memoir.
Date published: 2013-04-26