My Appetite for Destruction by Steven Adler & Lawrence J. Spagnola

My Appetite for Destruction

By Steven Adler & Lawrence J. Spagnola

  • Release Date: 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
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From Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N’ Roses, comes My Appetite for Destruction, the inside story of GNR. Offering a different perspective from the bestselling Slash, Adler chronicles his life with the band, and own intense struggle with addiction, as seen on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

Reviews

  • Addicted!

    5
    By drpanoramix
    Great read! I couldn't put it down. Truly got addicted to it. Adler not only has a great rock story, but a plainly said, honest addict's story as well. Amazing he has survived all the stuff he put himself through. Go back and listen to GNR,focus on the drums....this guy is awesome and deserves all the credit for being the foundation of the best band ever's best material. Good luck to Steven Adler, I'm a new and loyal fan.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Chaddder199
    Well written. Great story
  • Adler's Awareness

    4
    By Easyflic
    How is it possible that Steven Adler's account be the page turner it is? A combination perhaps of my love of drumming, G'n'R, and the general fascination with learning about the dark side of the beautiful people. The lucky squanderers who keep us less brave souls coming back for more. I was jealous of the highs, read quickly through the lows and tried to ignore the downright disgusting. Rock heroes of my youth, please keep being the colossal train wrecks you are. It gives us boring working class heroes something to laugh about. Don't get me wrong, we all would trade with you. We are all vain, all selfish. Just a little smarter, and a little more afraid. Four stars for honesty, if any of it's true. Is it all true? Could it be true? Would the other guys please write their bio so we can compare...
  • A sheep in wolf's clothing

    5
    By Shawn Halayka
    Adler, commonly known as the founding drummer of the legendary rock band Guns n Roses, seems to be a natural born optimist. Circumstances had Adler living on the streets as a child, and he learned many hard lessons too early. Despite these lessons, Adler has somehow managed to keep viewing the world with wide-eyed boyish wonder. It is perfectly clear that the Guns n Roses 'Appetite for Destruction' album would not be what it is without Adler's drumming. All Adler wanted to do with that album was prove that he was a valuable person -- what he got was years of misery. I think Adler only ever wanted everyone to get along, and because Adler is so boyish, perhaps he took the betrayal a hundred times harder than most people would. However, if you listen hard to the most recent GnR and Slash albums, and read this book as well as Slash's book, then perhaps you might believe that the healing of their deep old wounds has truly begun. I hope so. Sins aside, Adler deserves it a hundred times over.
  • Keep your appetite strong!

    5
    By AidenNagle777
    Great read! He remembers more detail than you would expect, considering the age of his addiction! Rejuvenated GNR fan!
  • Just what you expect

    5
    By Dmdrep
    Steven Adlers' book reads exactly the way you would expect of an 'effed' up rock star. Not always sure if the truth is exactly how he tells it, some of it is likely drug induced fantasy to give that illusion of what we think a Rock Star should be. The book is an awesome read, but I don't understand why celebrities get to break all the rules of society, treat people so bad, and still get rewarded with a best selling album, a best selling book, and even more fame and money. F*** a bunch of women, get wasted every day, almost kill yourself and treat your friends and especially your family so badly. Then blame it on a disease, get famous for it, write a book,star in a show, keep acting badly and get paid for it. Most people who aspire to live this life end up dead and forgotten - and yet something inside of me wants to live the life of a rock star! What I am exploring is The Human Animal and what really drives us to reward these people. Isn't it better for someone who has done bad, and is truly sorry, to apologize to the people who have stuck by them. Give them a refund. Give them your true apologies using your talent to produce a hit song...for free...write the book, and give it away as an apology for your bad behavior...teach others that they can be rewarded for doing the right thing, not the wrong thing.... The way we do it now is just get more greedy people involved that will likely help the celebrity think this is exactly what the people want...bad behavior, say your sorry then get famous all over again...rinse, repeat.... Buy the book, it's worth it and sad... Warren
  • My Appetite for Destruction

    5
    By Terrapin1971
    Just an amazingly well-written book...hard to put down.
  • Wow!

    5
    By Angelos01
    This guy has been through hell! His story is quite remarkable, a must read for any GNR fan.
  • It's not the dirt

    4
    By Jenkinson
    But it is a good read. Worth the price. Enjoy!

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