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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.

The "New York Times" bestseller is now available in paperback with a new, updated chapter by Gene Simmons. The author explains in his candid first-person book how readers can employ the principles that made KISS so wildly successful.

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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: 9781590074176
  • Publisher: New Millennium Entertainment
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Format: Other
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 Cassettes, 4 Hours 45 Minu
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons was born a very poor Chaim Witz in Israel in 1949, and immigrated with his divorced mother to Brooklyn in 1958. Thrilled by comic books, The Ed Sullivan Show, and rock and roll, Simmons ultimately decided that people crave great rock and roll music and a great theatrical show. People crave excitement and escape from their everyday lives. This inspiration led Simmons to create the most enduring sound in rock music history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Gene & Shannon Tweed Simmons!!!!:):0

    i'm SO GLAD that Shannon & Gene FINALLY settled down & got hitched (married!!!!) They're my ULTIMATE FAVORITE couple!!!!:0:) i'm ALSO a BIG fan of KISS!!!!:):0 ROCK ON SIMMONS-TWEED FAMILY ROCK ON!!!!:0:) XOXO!!!! Tanner Tan-Man LeSueur of AZ.!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    again a nother success!

    Frist with music and now with providing a read FOR THE YOUNG & OLD. Lov u gene

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    Sex money kiss review (FLVS ASSIGNMENT)

    "I'm forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff." These words can almost describe the outer persona of Gene Simmons, the bassist for KISS. But in his newest book "Sex, Money, KISS" Gene opens a whole new perspective on who the man behind the mask really is. Fill with quotes, including, "Life is too short to have anything but delusional notions about yourself." and "When you really think about it, I'm not delusional enough to think that what I do is important to life as we know it on this planet. No. But neither is what you do.". These quotes are found on every page and are worth the price of the book alone. If you've known of Gene for more than one year, you'll most likely know his story. A little boy born is Israel, moves to New York, Gets a guitar, Sees the beatles, And now he makes more money in a day than you do in a lifetime. This book skips all of the background stuff, and focuses more on how he perceives life, his band, family, and money itself. I know for me personally, a huge kiss fan, this book really opened a lot of eyes on the fiction head of life and showed me that not always are people who you think they are. Insight and life lessons paint the page and Genes delivery of the human language is phenomenal in and of itself. Gene was one of the original generals in the fight of rock and roll, and he will display in great detail his battlefield plans and tactics page by page. I'd highly recommend this book to anybody looking for advice, anybody who wants to learn more about the demon, or anybody interested in the story of the american dream.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Honesty is the best policy

    This book blew me away. Gene Simmons honesty knows no bounds in this self-commentary on money and marriage - a must read. Gene, no stranger to wealth, gives his view on the accumulation of money using the old school principles of saving and spending wisely through his own personal account of growing up in New York and developing KISS. His views on marriage, although could be offensive to our ladies, bears an undiscussed truth on the financial suicide of marriage - guys beware. Gene tells great antidotes and life-experiences to explain his view on wealth and marriage all of which are inspiring and practical. Kiss fan or not, this is must read!

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  • Posted September 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Gene as we know him.

    Gene as you know is in his own way funny,family life,don't spend your money like it grows on trees & NOT getting married... his idea of life. I think it was more funny then anything else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2004

    Like Gene says, save your money.....

    I think Gene shot himself in the foot writing this book. He clearly demonstrates that his whole motivation behind forming KISS (besides the girls) was MONEY. So does that mean he doesn't really care for the fans? Maybe he does care about fans...AS LONG AS THEY BUY KISS STUFF, to help him finance book writing ventures. He basically goes over the same 'Save Your Money' concept through out this book. It gets boring...It's like 'Ok, Ok Ok, Gene, we will save our money, don't you have anything else to say??' Does this mean we should follow Gene's advice, save our money and don't buy anymore KISS stuff?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2003

    Gene Simmons... The New Tony Roberts?

    Billed as a 'How to get rich' book, the content is more an account of how Gene made his fortune. Sex Money Kiss is a great look into how money mogul and KISS bassist Gene Simmons' mind works. The man is truely brilliant when it comes to making money. But most of the 'you can do it to' recommendations are no-brainers and in my opinion require that your personality needs to be in tune with the authors. However, as a long time KISS fan this book is still fun to read and get insight into one of the minds that run the KISS machine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    Gene...a business man?

    I can,t believe my eyes! the book is great and Gene goes straight to the point, I do recommend this book to everyone that want to see life differently. If I could I would give 6 Stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    absolutely fabulous and brilliant

    This was a great book. At my job they held his release party for the book.The majority of the staff purchased the book. It can really help make a relationship stay strong no matter how long you've been together, teach you about life, and a whole lot of good laughs. Thank you Gene, your wonderful and you've helped me in many ways.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    You have to get this book!

    This book is great! I loved every page of it. It was very enjoyable to read. Very interesting, very entertaining. Some of it even made me laugh out loud. The book is the the philosophy of Gene Simmons when it comes to business, money, women and relationships. I have to say I agreed with pretty much every word of it. Some of it may offend people, especially women, but if you look at it from an objective point of view, he is dead-on on everything. I never thought there was anyone else on this earth who thought like me until I read this book. Pick it up the first chance you get

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