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#113: Makeup to Breakup - Peter Criss

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (October 23, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9781451620825

This is a book written by Peter Criss. It documents his whole life, from a little lad banging on his moms pots to a grown man playing venues to millions. Makeup to Breakup is a no-holds-barred version of Peter Criss's experiences within and without a band. He tells it like it is, all of it. From growing up in Brooklyn to being a founding member of Kiss, and even his experiences around his hit song, "Beth". A shocking tell all story from one of the greatest drummers of our time.

I have been a fan of Kiss's for as far back as I can remember. While I admit, it was Gene Simmons and his demon character that appealed to me most, I still enjoyed all of the original four members of the band. Paul with his bold, big voice, Ace with his coolness about him, and the Catman who's song Beth is the most beautiful rock ballad ever!  When I heard about a year ago that Peter Criss was writing a book I contacted Simon & Schuster about a copy. So you could say I was slightly excited. I always wondered what happened, why did he come and go so much, and why is two other guys in the band now??? Well, everything I ever wondered and more is in this book. Seriously. A couple of times I was floored by what I was reading 'cause I just had no idea.  What a journey they all have taken. Being part of something that will definitely go on forever, and with sharing gritty details of what seedy stardom is really all about, makes you crave even more. Crazy to think, but it's true. 

I think this is the kind of tell-all book that Kiss fans are either gonna love or hate. There will be no in-between with this, it's just too honest, and you'll either appreciate it or think he's bashing the band. Your call either way, but I don't believe that was his intention, just sayin'.
 
5/5
 
 
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Hubby just read a Mick Jagger book that was the same way...love it or hate it.

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