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In Face the Music, Paul StanleyA??the co-founder and famous A??StarchildA? frontman of KISSA??reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rockA??s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.
Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and A??60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music.
With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, StanleyA??s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage. Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathedA??including Stanley himself.
A??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 IA??m sharing it.A? A??Paul Stanley
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"Tormented in his youth because of a facial deformityÑhe was born without one earÑand made miserable by insensitive parents and a mentally ill sister, Paul Stanley sought revenge against his persecutors by becoming the makeup-laden guitar frontman for the band Kiss. At one point, Stanley debates whether to bring a Playboy Playmate to his high school reunion. Kiss fans familiar with the bandÕs dysfunction may be upset by Stanley's take on his bandmates as he persuasively narrates his way through decades of sex, rock and roll, and bad decision making, such as hiring a personal therapist as band manager. But the production eventually loses steam as its heavy-metal hero finds self-worth and inner peace through religion and family. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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