Backstreet Mom: A Mother's Tale of Backstreet Boy AJ McLean's Rise to Fame, Struggle with Addiction, and Ultimate Triumph

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An integral part of the Backstreet Boys from the very beginning, AJ McClean’s mother, Denise, traveled with the group and served as their publicist and fan club coordinator. In close proximity to the successes and heartbreaks of her son's career, Denise watched her son's painful descent into alcoholism and depression. This revealing account tells the tale of AJ’s rise to superstardom, his decline into addiction, and his struggles through rehab, and offers a look at the harsh ...

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Overview

An integral part of the Backstreet Boys from the very beginning, AJ McClean’s mother, Denise, traveled with the group and served as their publicist and fan club coordinator. In close proximity to the successes and heartbreaks of her son's career, Denise watched her son's painful descent into alcoholism and depression. This revealing account tells the tale of AJ’s rise to superstardom, his decline into addiction, and his struggles through rehab, and offers a look at the harsh world of the music industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932100150
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,058,365
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Denise I. McLean is the mother of AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. She has been interviewed numerous times, including a 20/20 interview with Connie Chung and interviews on MTV, VH1, and the Howard Stern Show. She lives in Windermere, Florida. Nicole P. Gotlin worked with the Backstreet Boys for nine years as their managerial assistant as well as the operations manager of their Orlando-based office. She lives in Orlando, Florida.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2006

    Verry Good Book!

    It was a good written book, and it tell the truth about what all happened.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    Good insight.

    I thought this book had good insight into the early career of the Backstreet Boys, as well as AJ (Alex) McLean. I found a bunch of spelling errors and stuff like that, which I found a little distracting. Overall, for any Backstreet Boys fan, this book is a must have. It was different than I expected though. Most of the book centers around the Boys' early career and not about AJ's addiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    Touching Story

    This book was a very good look into the lives of A.J. and his mother. I definitely give this touching story 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2003

    A Wonderful Tale Of a Mother's Love For Her Son

    I absolutely loved this book. Alex McLean is one of my favorite singers...The whole time I read this book, I had a box of Kleenex sitting beside me. If you really want to find out about the music world and what alot of singers go through then I would suggest you read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2003

    Self Serving Vindictive Book

    The book is riddled with self serving anecdotes that merely serve to make the author out to be mother of the year! She constantly refers to her psychic that she consults for every decision and drama....basically nothing is her fault and everyone and everything led to her son and her problems. Quick Read....Petty Writing.

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