This Is Gonna Hurt

This Is Gonna Hurt

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by Nikki Sixx
     
 

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This Is Gonna Hurt is music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries. A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, This Is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply personal

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This Is Gonna Hurt is music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries. A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, This Is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of a real rock star at a stark, post-addiction world.

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"Photo sessions for me are like injections of life. I pace back and back forth impatiently, like a man with a machine gun, and trust me when I say I have an itchy trigger finger.....Sucking up my ego and picking up my cameras, I was off to the crack district. It took 10 minutes to get there from our five-star hotel and three hours to get Kimo to allow me to enter the most dangerous alley in Vancouver.... "I had once rented a whole brothel in Thailand just to make some photographs." Nikki Sixx's This Is Gonna Hurt is part pictorial, part journal, and, in every way, a testament to the dark side sensitivity of the legendary Mötley Crüe bassist. Raw, powerful, and strangely piercing.

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"If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt," says Mötley Crüe's Sixx, author of the New York Times best-selling The Heroin Diaries. Here Sixx reflects on his postaddiction commitment to music, photography, and family. The 150,000-copy first printing says it all.

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ISBN-13:
9780062061898
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/12/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
461,459
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe, the legendary rock band he started with Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. Today he is the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, and a coauthor of the Mötley Crüe book, The Dirt. Nikki Sixx is also a nationally syndicated radio host of Sixx Sense, writer, artist, photographer, and still loyal member of the Crüe.

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This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 73 reviews.
Daniel Grof More than 1 year ago
For me it inspired me to keep my chin up during my unemployement
Vincent Lattanzi More than 1 year ago
Give a breath of fresh air and incite to your reading!
Leigh Amos More than 1 year ago
Nikki Sixx is a genius
BGuthmann More than 1 year ago
If you've ever hurt, if you've ever suffered depression, felt left out, pushed aside, or felt ugly and unaccepted.... read THIS book. Nikki Sixx rips away the ideology of conventional "beauty" and blows away the mass-marketed images we were all drugged into believing all this time. See the world as never before... see it with your HEART instead of your eyes. After reading this book, you will never look at things the same way again. I am grateful for all it has taught me about life and about myself. 5-Star emotion carnival!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This and his outher book saved me form my depession and my slaf. It canges the way you look at life.
RazBxViper More than 1 year ago
Again Nikki doesn't fail his fans. This memoir is great as a way into to his mind to what he believes his purpose in life is. Nikki's way of writing is great for those who like blunt, honest, and straight to the point stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There may be some people that tell you its not a good book, but it really is. The photography is amazing and the story is strong and perfect. Its not the most shocking or most beautiful but nothing is. Pictures tell a story, thats the magic we see. And this is full of stories just waiting to be told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nikkie sixx once again tought me to look around me... to not just pass by something... i could not put this book down!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. This book is amazing. I love how Nikki is so honest and so inspiring. Once I read this I became so motivated to do what I love. If your looking for inspiration read this book!!!!!
Joe Grace Nunez More than 1 year ago
Nikki's sometimes brutal honesty is what makes this a great read for true fans of rock n roll. I highly recommend this book. I can easily say that the writing puts other rock star memoirs to shame and his photography and its message is truly inspiring. Can't wait for his next book!
Chris_KS More than 1 year ago
This is a book you won't put down. Nikki Sixx writes from the heart and captures it in his photography. His journal entry after breaking up with Kat and sitting at Funny Farm is the closest thing I've ever read to capturing that pain. There are many emotions you will feel while reading this book, the big one I took away was inspiration. People get so wrapped up in life that they lose focus on what's important and what SHOULD make them happy. Wonderful work Nikki, spectacular writing and exceptional Photography. Looking forward to more photos!
Tripledeuce23 More than 1 year ago
This book is so good I am reading it again. Nikki Sixx has some very great insights. He makes you want to look for the beauty in things you would normally overlook or pass off. He has defiantly moved and inspired me.
Jamie73 More than 1 year ago
I have been a Motley Crue fan since I was 12 years old and while all my friends loved the front man or the drummer or the amazing guitarist I said "what about Nikki? He seems to have something he's not telling." And go figure.... I was right. He is amazing on the inside and out. This book is the most anticipated thing since my wedding and the birth of my children. What an amazing time to put it put there when we have have kids dying because others don't want to understand them, as well as the younger generation being roped in by all the press to be prettier, or sexier, or have a more defined shape. Beauty is on the inside!! Look deeper people, this book and album will not only allow you to, but force you to, if your not scared and read it through. I can't wait to read it all. (tears while I write) Good Luck to you in your future, Jamie
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Demert More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book by Nikki Sixx. His photography collection is amazing. It is wicked to look at beauty through his eyes. Really makes you stop and appreciate.
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