Elton John has a really good ghost writer, because I can’t believe he wrote this by himself. This book is THAT good!
Me by Elton John (Hardcover $11.58 right now) is not a tell-all, but a tell-most (he leaves out details of his first marriage). Elton John does not sugar-coat things; he owns up to all the horrible things he’s done with his life. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll for sure.
The fact that Elton John does not read music and just comes up with melodies just by reading Bernie Taupin’s poetry is amazing. Truly a gift from God, or the gods, or from thin air depending upon your beliefs. The pair’s music is right up there with Lennon and McCartney, and that’s high praise from me! We have THIS COLLECTION; it’s fairly new, and we love how it covers Elton John’s whole career.
The one thing I didn’t like was how John kept bringing up his terrible temper and it must be genetic as an excuse. I understand during his days of bad behavior that was acceptable, but I thought that was a rather lame excuse for why he STILL behaves badly once in a while. He’s been through enough therapy where he must have had some teachings on how to handle his temper better.
One of the better celebrity memoirs out there, and I’ve read a lot of them!
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