My Appetite for Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N' Roses

My Appetite for Destruction: Sex & Drugs & Guns N' Roses

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by Steven Adler
     
 

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From Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N’ Roses, comes My Appetite for Destruction, the inside story of GNR. Offering a different perspective from the bestselling Slash, Adler chronicles his life with the band, and own intense struggle with addiction, as seen on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

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From Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N’ Roses, comes My Appetite for Destruction, the inside story of GNR. Offering a different perspective from the bestselling Slash, Adler chronicles his life with the band, and own intense struggle with addiction, as seen on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

Editorial Reviews

Penthouse
“Great for the die-hard GNR fan…This is a cautionary tale, all the way.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061917127
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
91,593
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Adler was the drummer for Guns N' Roses from 1985 to 1990. In 2003, he formed Adler's Appetite and continues to perform with them live. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Carolina Adler.

Lawrence J. Spagnola is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling My Appetite for Destruction by Steven Adler; and Christopher Award-winning writer of the Emmy-winning, Golden Globe-nominated television movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. He is a Harvard graduate and a Rockefeller Fellow.

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My Appetite for Destruction 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story of one of my favorite bands and what happened to Mr. Adler. His story is helping me on my path of sobriety .
I_love_BooksKP More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It is totally for those die hard GN'R fans like me. This book is filled with Steven's stories of early life, to his drug addictions, to seducing any girl he just so happens to walk by. It is very well written by Steven, and he is very open minded, and straight forward about things. He holds nothing back. I highly recommend this book, it is a great read.
Karey More than 1 year ago
I am glad I read this but it only makes me feel really bad for Steven Adler and even worse for his young wife. He seems like such a nice nice guy but also sooo... mentally not there. Wonder if he thinks it was all worth it now. I bet he does.
Cort9999 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was good as it takes you from the early life of Steven Adler and how he went on to become the drummer for Guns and Roses. It also dives deep into his self destructive drug problems which led to him being fired from the band. It explains his friends with Slash (Saul Hudson) and the animosity he had toward Axl Rose. Although he seems grateful for his time in GNR -- I get the impression he is resentful for not being apart of the band for a longer period of time. It dives into the lifestyle of a rock and roll band and the pitfalls that can accompany success. In the end it's amazing that this guy is still alive with all the self inflicted wounds he caused himself. But it sure makes for a nice story....
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PMich More than 1 year ago
Sad......Seems he was on a death wish. I can understand addiction. It happens. But when you can.t help yourself and others are trying to help, reach out. I think of all the people out there with serious health problems , really trying to live and heres steven trying to kill him- self  over and over. No wonder the guys in the band turned away. They had their own problems.And yes it seems stevie is blaming  everyone but stevie. He comes across as very childish. And it didn't go unnoticed that at the end he thanked everyone but slash.Very  childish indeed. Grow up steven. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The real and rawness of steve adler's life. I don't believe he held much back while writing this. Couldn't put it down.
DebDD More than 1 year ago
I Thought his book was very well written and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the band and hard rock music in general. I think he got a chance to tell his side of the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not just a terrible book but definitely not something i would pay more than $3 for. Although it has some good insight to Adlers life (or lack of), it is not written very well. Much of it sounds like a 12 yr old bragging about his misdeeds. For similar reads i thought Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries was a far better book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written.
Shorty12 More than 1 year ago
this is just amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read and Steven is very open about his past. The one major negative is that Steven is still blaming others for his problems. He is mad at Slash for not being there for him or "having his back", but after all the failed atempts to help Steven, who could blame him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this because I am a child of the 80's. I was raised on Hard rock & metal acts like Motley Crue, Motorhead, & of course Guns n Roses. This was a ok book, but Steven Adler, in my opinion never took control of his vices, & it seems at times that he blamed everybody for his problems, especially Slash. Whether it be his drug addiction, his dismissal for GnR, or whatever. Bottom line it was all right, but don't read unless you are a die hard Guns n Roses fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story everyone should read it Steven Adler is a true rocker!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading about Steven Adlers life. He was very honest and he seems like a really nice guy whose been dealt a lot of crap in life. Pray his recovery goes well. Loved that he, Slash and Duff got together the other night for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really worth it
traceyx2 More than 1 year ago
This man is truly on the road to destruction. If you watched him on the reality series Sober House and Dr. Drew, you can tell what kind of a path he is/was on. His book makes you wonder how he made it this far still upright and breathing. If you like to read about the Rock n Roll lifestyle, than this is it for sure.
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