Me - Elton John

Me

By Elton John

  • Release Date: 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Me book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 17 Ratings)

Me Elton John Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.

Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical. All the while Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend.

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User reviews about this book

  • Overrated!

    1
    By Tito68785
    Honestly, it was just chapter after chapter of him just talking about how great he is. He may be talented, but he’s no lady Gaga
  • In 1973 I proclaimed Goodbye Yellow Brick Road the best album ever!

    5
    By blacy1
    And I have never changed my mind in all these years since. I so looked forward to Elton’s autobiography that I started reading at soon as I received the download at midnight. Elton is such a 100% truthful person without any filter. It was so funny to hear about all the trouble that in your face honesty has caused him. His music is the same...without a thought about is this commercial or how will it sell. And the book is written in the same way... it is really Him without a thought of what will the readers think of him. I loved his book! Well done Sir Elton John!!

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