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My Appetite For Destruction - Steven Adler
« on: January 10, 2012, 06:20:02 pm »
My Appetite For Destruction (2010)





I honestly don't know what to make of My Appetite For Destruction. It started off pretty good, but the more I read the book, the more suspect I became of who actually wrote this book. Early in the book there really was no frame of reference to compare to as it was just one voice. But the further you get into the book, the more obvious it becomes in that there are two different "Steven Adler's" telling the story. I'm not being mean here when I say that it's clear which part is the real Adler (the one that comes off like a child, incessantly whining and blaming everyone for his own problems) and the other voice in the book that is coherent with lots of details from the past is Lawrence J. Spagnola and it wouldn't shock me at all if it came out that he wrote 70% of the book, if not more. How can I tell which voice is which? Anything relating to self congratulatory back slapping about the numerous chicks he boned, whining or "everybody loves me" is Steven. Everything else that is coherent is Lawrence.

I really don't see what the point of the book was to begin with because a lot of what we get from "him" is just a rehash of all the greatest Guns N' Roses moments that we already knew about. There isn't anything new here. I'm guessing that Adler read The Dirt by Mötley Crüe and decided that he too was going to write a book and that he will one up The Dirt and make his book the most salacious Rock Biography out there. Sorry dude, but the way it's written, Adler comes off like a 13 year kid bragging about his first boner. It's juvenile and just makes him look pretty stupid and desperate for attention. How else do you explain that he thinks he is the star of Celebrity Rehab? Okay, if that's something you want to hang your hat on...more power to you.

Yes, the book was a very easy and fast read. But that doesn't always translate into a good read. There were some moments that were entertaining, but as a whole the book itself was pretty weak because he didn't write half the book and the half that he did write wasn't all that compelling.

I don't know if I'd even say this was a Rent for average fans of Rock Bio's. I'd go with Slash's book instead for your GNR fix. So, this is definitely a Skip. I for one will never re-read this book.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 10:33:49 am by Chiprocks1 »
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