Book Review: It’s So Easy (and other lies)

My third book in the spider web I’ve put myself in between two bands. Before I even wanted to read Slash and Nikki Sixx’s books, the only book I was concerned with was Duff’s book. In November, I went online to see how much it was and it was $32.99 but it had just came out so that was kind of the reason why it was so much. So I had to look around and that’s how I found and read Slash’s book first. When I was reading Slash’s book, there were some things in there that made go, oh god, did he really just say that? I thought that throughout the whole damn book. In Nikki’s book, I was more scared about the events he wrote about and the drug abuse. Both had a lot of stories of drug abuse. It freaked me out!

When I decided to get another book after I finished Nikki’s book. At first, I didn’t want to read Duff’s book. I thought it was going to the same stories in Slash’s book just in different text and perspectives. I knew drugs and alcohol were going to be in this book, and that was my reason of not wanting to go ahead and reading it. I had already read about two recovering drug addicts, I didn’t think I could get through reading about another one. Well, after some looking around at other books. I caved in and bought it. And I do not regret it. Out of all three books this one was my favorite. It was the reason why I love biographies of different people.

In the beginning, I was reading about how he had panic attacks, he was offered to become a pastry chef (which I’ve got to say, through me for a loop), how much he cared for everybody, surviving after his pancreatitis, getting clean from everything, just different things like that. Things you would not expect for a person in his shoes would do. Really? It’s crazy, but that’s what made reading his story that much better! I like to be surprised by certain things by different people. You know that quote don’t judge a book by its cover? Yeah, everybody needs to keep that in mind, especially while reading this book. Because everything you think a person is, it could totally be the opposite. I definitely recommend this book to anyone. It’s worth the read, trust me!

Biographies & Memoirs

I think this is going to be my next book to read. I think I have better luck just reading biographies and memoirs than any other book. It somehow gets me more into the person who I’ve ever heard of and makes them more of a human being–not that they weren’t one before! As a fan, reading a biography or memoir of their favorite or somebody they’ve heard of can be sometimes fun because it is written by them, in their own words of different stories that make them, them.

I’ve never been a fan of Slash. I didn’t even know who he was until I heard his song with Fergie called, “Beautiful Dangerous.” My family pretty caught me up to speed about who he was and what era of rock he’s from. I’m not a big fan of 1970-80’s rock bands. Lots of those bands went through the bad stuff. Apparently there are reasons why people who like rock music always title playlists or anything like that, “Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll.” If you love a certain rock band, there’s a good possilbiby that somebody in the band has done drugs.

This was actually my second choice and the reason why it turned into my first choice is because it’s only $1.99 on Amazon. The other one I really wanted was Duff McKagan’s book, “It’s All Easy, and Other Lies.” There was another book I might consider reading down the line. I am interested in Nikki Sixx book as well. I like how I’m not interested in their music that much but I want to read their books. I’m very weird on how I like things.