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A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential, and enduring rock bands ever.
Pioneers of Britain's nascent rock and metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second but twice-longest-serving lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993 and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.
But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world's most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath, Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike.
Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his 30 years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer.
Bold, honest, intelligent, and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world - a true icon of rock.
©2017 Bruce Dickinson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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By Tami Mahaffey on 11-03-17

Great read...or listen

More reasons to respect the man are contained within the pages of this book. Excellent and inspiring read. “Nothing in childhood is wasted.” Simply inspired work.

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By Leigh Abril on 11-08-17

Please Tell me Bruce is working on a 2nd book!

Great storytellers are to be cherished -the more years that pass by the more you recognize the great ones. Bruce takes you into a common English home of the 1960's and you feel like you spent a year in one of his family's many living rooms. From the studios of the Beast recordings to the experience of Auschwitz then surviving Sarajevo all the way through the return of the Maiden Machine and all his endeavors you just want more stories and insight. For many of us we saw the greatness -as a singer, entertainer -now we see the greatness of a good decent person -an inspiration. You don't have to be a Maiden fan -these stories transcend all genres of music and take you on one great story!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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