This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

Hardcover | September 19, 2013

byNikki Sixx

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Few of us have experienced life with the intensity, fury, and reckless abandon of Nikki Sixx, the wild rock star, driven entrepreneur, devoted father, former addict, bestselling author, and gifted photographer. This Is Gonna Hurt is part photo, part journal-but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Told with the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller The Heroine Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurt chronicles Sixx's experience, from his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with Mtley Cre, his death from an OD and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love. Love story, bad-ass rock tell-all, social commentary, family memoir, This Is Gonna Hurt offers the compelling insights of an artist and a man struggling to survive, connect, and find a happy ending-a search that fuels Sixx's being. "I want to take you on the journey I am on, in real time," Sixx writes. "If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt."

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Few of us have experienced life with the intensity, fury, and reckless abandon of Nikki Sixx, the wild rock star, driven entrepreneur, devoted father, former addict, bestselling author, and gifted photographer. This Is Gonna Hurt is part photo, part journal-but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that...

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe, the legendary rock band he started with Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. Today he is theNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe Heroin DiariesandThis Is Gonna Hurt, and a coautho...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 10.38 × 8.25 × 0.9 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062061879

ISBN - 13:9780062061874

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and grotesque. Nikki Sixx - the apple of my mother's eye when she was my age, and my embarrassing "old man" crush. He gives us surprisingly tender glimpses into his troubled relationship with tattoo artist Kat Von D. He bares his soul in equal parts disturbing and beautiful photography, reminiscent of paintings from the Romantic era. Gothic and uplifting, enchanting and depressing. My only critique is that it comes off as cliche at times. Nikki Sixx lets us in to his heart a second time.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprising That kind of deep observation and meditation that talks to your inner self. Stuff you never expect to find in a rockstar book. Plus some really twisted pics (That is a quality, believe me).
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok read. The book jumped around a bit, but the message albeit good, was shoved down my throat over and over. Then again, maybe that's just what i needed. I feel as Nikki is an old friend who has come and gone my whole life. Very strange.
Date published: 2013-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep and Interesting I bought this book right from my retail store, instead of online. It was better than I expected it to be! Nikki has such a fascinating and yet twisted mind. He does pour out his soul in his words, and his photography is intriguing, fascinating, and amazing.
Date published: 2011-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless Picking up this book, was the best thing i've ever done. My life has actually changed from reading a book. Finally a book that makes you think, makes you feel beautiful, and makes you re-evaluate life and death. After I read this last month, I've been able to feel confident, and feel like the author is behind me every step of the way. I can already see an improvement in my life. I'll be forever greatful for reading this book.
Date published: 2011-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Soo amazing. Once I started this book, I knew I wasn't going to stop reading it until I was finished. I read it all in one shot, and it took me about 4 hours. Nikki is a really great author. He has a great outlook on life, and he does an amazing job of sharing it with his readers. The photography in this book is phenomenal as well. It adds a great quality to the book that you don't normally get with other memoirs.
Date published: 2011-04-28