Rod by Rod Stewart
The Autobiography

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6 Critic Reviews

A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time.
 
With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, and as a solo artist, the author of such beloved songs as "Maggie May," "Tonight’s the Night," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?," "Young Turks," "Forever Young," and "You Wear It Well."  Now after more than five decades in the spotlight, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage. From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years on tour with his bandmates, not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world, Rod delivers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives.




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About Rod Stewart

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ROD STEWART is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a Grammy Living Legend. In a career spanning five decades, he has sold more than 150 million records and continues to be one of the top-grossing and most beloved live performers in the world. In 2007, the Queen of England bestowed him the prestigious CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his contributions to music. He lives with his wife, Penny Lancaster, and children in Beverly Hills, California and Epping, Essex.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Crown Archetype. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Oct 22 2012

A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels.

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NY Times

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Reviewed by Janet Maslin on Nov 14 2012

Rod Stewart has spent four decades being a rock star, three being a parent, and enough time at both to have a book’s worth of rollicking stories to tell. In a season full of books by or about aging rockers, his memoir turns out to be the most fun.

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Guardian

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Reviewed by Sam Leith on Nov 06 2012

The writing is a cut above workmanlike, the tone pitched right and the jokes good.

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Express

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Reviewed by Paul Rees on Oct 21 2012

The strength of this book lies in the fact that it took him so long to grow up.

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Tampa Bay Times

Above average
Reviewed by Janet Keeler on Nov 04 2012

There's not much too terribly revealing or surprising about Stewart's rock 'n' roll recount, accustomed as we are these days to tales of musicians behaving badly.

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NY Daily News

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Reviewed by Jim Farber on Oct 23 2012

...it revives the rollicking humor and self-deprecating personality of his early career. It takes the jolly perspective of a guy who knows he’s one of the world’s luckiest men and the result proves infectious.

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