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Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums
     

Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

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by Travis Barker
 

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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.

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Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery—a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.

After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose.

In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
02/15/2014
"No punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink-182," proclaims the New York Times. And it has sold over 30 million albums. Here, band drummer Barker talks about his life, his music, the plane crash that nearly killed him in 2008, and his road to redemption. With a 100,000-copy first printing—not surprising, given his nearly two million Facebook followers.
Rolling Stone
“Written with ROLLING STONE contributor Gavin Edwards, Can I Say is a fascinating look into the life of a talented, hard-partying musician who has beaten the odds several times.”
Billboard
“(A) riveting, brutally honest memoir.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062319425
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/20/2015
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
103,538
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Gavin Edwards is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and has written for Details, Spin, and the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller VJ, which he cowrote with the original MTV VJs. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons.

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Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well done. ..should come with a behind the scenes dvd and a couple of those blunt wraps he kept mentioning though !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best bio I've ever read, on one of the best drummers of all time.
Ruby_Red_Occasions More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Very honest and very emotional; thoroughly enjoyed every page.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book! I seriously could not put it down, I was so intrigued! I have been a Blink 182 fan for more than ten years. I highly recommend this book!