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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Keith in a Winnebago?!?

As a long time Stones fan, I've seen them live in 4 different decades, 2 centuries and 2 milleniums, my biggest surprise was how accurate the unauthorised biographies are. Staight from Keiths mouth cleared up only a few minor details in his life story. Regardless thou...
As a long time Stones fan, I've seen them live in 4 different decades, 2 centuries and 2 milleniums, my biggest surprise was how accurate the unauthorised biographies are. Staight from Keiths mouth cleared up only a few minor details in his life story. Regardless though, I found the book very enjoyable. I would find myself alternating between rooting for Keith and then thinking he needs to grow up. I guess becoming an international pop star by the time he was 23 and then maintaining that status his entire adult life would tend to create a very different perspective on life. The absolute best parts of the book for Keith fans are the glimpses into his private life with his family. His brief account of owning and driving a Winnebago on a couple of family vacations was a bit of a shocker. I think thats in Revelations somewhere...

posted by Circulartime on November 13, 2010

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Not what i expected

"Keef" is a fascinating guy. Seems truthful and is insightful. Reads like a conversation with an interesting and disarming person. Not being a musician, the musings about his guitar playing and the music itself was not of interest to me, but I'll bet anyone who plays gu...
"Keef" is a fascinating guy. Seems truthful and is insightful. Reads like a conversation with an interesting and disarming person. Not being a musician, the musings about his guitar playing and the music itself was not of interest to me, but I'll bet anyone who plays guitar will get it. I loved the book. Insights into his life and world were fun to read, but I cannot imagine living it. The biggest thing I found was that beneath all that "image" thing is a rather sensitive and intelligent person, despite the fact that he was so self destructive. Worth reading.

posted by Mik3MF on December 23, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    This book could have easily been pared down by 300 pages. Boring

    This book could have easily been pared down by 300 pages. Boring, uninteresting, overblown, and utterly pointless: words that describe not only the Rolling Stones, but this horrible rock star memoir as well. Not that the genre lends itself to brilliance, but 'The Dirt' this is not. You already know Keith Richards. He rambles a lot. He's repetitive. He doesn't have a compelling story to tell. He just goes over and over what you already know, over and over. It's boring. Really really boring. Boring to the point of transgression.The experience of reading this whole book is akin to sitting next to the drunken Keith Richards at dinner in the Hotel California. You can never leave! That and you've heard this song way too many times before.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Nuffy

    I read Ozzy Osbourne book and it was not only one of the best books I ever read it had me laughing my ass off. Keith book I read 230 pages and I'm just not getting it thought it would be more personable that's what a bio is ? I'll graze through the pages.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Hunter to dawn (not pack,

    Oh, I'M SELFFISH?! I'M BEING IMPOSTERED JUST SO PEOPLE WILL HAVE MORE REASONS TO KEEP ON HATING ME! IF ANYTHING, THEY ARE THE SELFFISH ONES! THEY WANT TO RUIN MY LIFE JUST TO MAKE THEIRS ENTERTAINING!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Lif

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Leafstorm

    Leafstorm~ still no ressults... D:

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Bad

    Worst book ever. Do not get it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    creepy

    On the cover

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2011

    stream of conscious minutia

    I love R&R, and bios are my favorite reads. But I found this one to be too convoluted, too repetitious - how many times do we need to know Keith revered Chuck Berry?...and too boring to finish. Was like KR spoke into a tape recorder in stream-of-conscious fashion and then it was all transcribed verbatim.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2011

    Life, by Keith Richards

    must read if you are a Stones fan! Keef is the soul of the Stones, and the driving force behind it. I've read alot of Stones bios and Keith's is the most entertaining and down to earth. At times he will wander from topic to topic and stray a bit, but considering his history, it is to be expected.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    NO WAY I WOULD READ THIS SLAGFEST

    Keith's bitterness is palpable from the exerpts I have seen recently. I was a huge Keef fan until this guy nutted up. I guess growing old gracefully isn't an option for him. Poor Patti.

    0 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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