Sex, Money, Kiss

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This book is medicine. It's a

kick-in-the-pants wake-up call,


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This book is medicine. It's a

kick-in-the-pants wake-up call,

and boy, do you need it."

New York Times bestselling author

(Kiss and Make-up) GENE SIMMONS

returns to explain his life philosophies:

how he's gotten more sex, money and KISS

than he ever imagined...and how you can too:"Let's face it, just because I stick out my

tongue a lot and spit fire doesn't mean I

have any qualifications to advise anyone on

relationship, money or career issues. I

don't. Yet I've lived with a beautiful woman

for twenty years with never a cross word

between us, in a relationship based on

honesty and full disclosure. I've amassed a

fortune - and "expert business people"

work for me. And for three decades I've

been in KISS - a band that has scaled

the heights and broken every possible

record, from album sales to touring to

merchandising and licensing.

What I have always had (thanks in full

to my mother's wisdom) is an abiding faith

in me. Call it a 'life philosophy': a

philosophy about money (mine!) and

happiness (mine again).

It works for me. It can work for you!YOU'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE.


I want to pump you full of hope. I

want to shake you inside out and make

you realize that you, too, can have

access to the American Dream. I spell

that dream C-A-S-H. Once you realize

that, and get comfortable with the idea that

'Me' is what it's all about, you'll be on your way.

What will you say right before they put you

six feet under? Will you say:

'I wish I would have.'

'I wish I could have.'

'I wish I should have...'

Or will you say, 'I did it all. Thank you and

good night.'"

GENE SIMMONS co-founded KISS thirty

years ago with Paul Stanley. KISS is

America's number one gold record award

winning group and has broken every

attendance record set by Elvis Presley and the

Beatles. KISS continues to be the juggernaut

of the licensing and merchandising world

with over 2,000 licenses from KISS condoms,

and KISS Visa cards, to KISS caskets.

Gene Simmons is the founder and

publisher of his own magazine, Gene

Simmons Tongue and was president of his

own record label, Simmons Records/RCA.

As a manager, Gene oversaw the musical

careers of other recording artists, including

Liza Minnelli, and he discovered Van

Halen. He acted in motion pictures like

Runaway and Wanted: Dead or Alive, and

produced New Line Cinema's Detroit Rock

City. He also has his own clothing imprint,

and recently launched his first lecture tour.

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Editorial Reviews

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Exhibiting an "abiding faith in self" and an ability to think outside the traditional parameters of ethics, religion, rituals and social mores, rock legend and Kiss founding member Simmons (KISS and Make-Up) offers his no-holds-barred life philosophy. Presenting the book as "access to the American dream" of money and happiness and warning that what he says is only "food for thought" and that he'll be painting with wide strokes, Simmons recounts his rise from an immigrant boy who didn't speak English until his teens and paid for college buying and selling old comic books, to his current music, recording, acting and publishing successes. Narrated in a distinctive, deep voice and peppered with expletives and frequent interjections of the word "baby" for emphasis, Simmons touches on a range of topics, including investment advice, his brief stint as a teacher and behind-the-scenes Kiss business negotiations, which fans are especially sure to appreciate in audio format. Simmons's humor, perfectly suited in translation from prose, begins with his "salute" to modern women, who he contends are ultimately slaves to biology, and a funny explanation of why men can't be monogamous (because "women are from Mars; men have penis."). Simultaneous release with the New Millennium hardcover (Forecasts, May 19). (June) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932407334
  • Publisher: New Millennium Entertainment
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons

Known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founders of hard rock super group KISS, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley founded the band in the early 1970s. Since then, KISS has gone on to sell over 80 million albums and to perform over 2,000 shows around the world. Currently preparing their new album, the band is still touring and performing today. Gene Simmons also stars in A&E's hit reality show, Family Jewels.

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