Thorndike Press

Me

  • Elton John
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  • ISBN-10: 1432872028
  • ISBN-13: 9781432872021
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 598 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2019
  • Simultaneous Publications

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An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
Now a major motion picture starring Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, and William Sadler

Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical. All the while Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[ME] pushes the envelope. . . . The movie Rocketman gave a reasonably accurate overview of the Elton John story ― but it barely scratched the surface of what’s in this memoir. The lurid parts will get all the headlines. But [it is really about] the man’s hard-won self-knowledge.”

— The New York Times

“Magnificent. . . . While Me is as colorful as you’d expect from an artist famous for his outlandish stage costumes and outsize temper tantrums, it is also so much more. . . . Fans who think seeing Rocketman was enough and can ‘eventually’ read his memoir, we can tell you: do not wait a long, long time. Me is a riveting, laugh-til-you-cry, heartfelt page-turner.”

— Entertainment Weekly

“[Elton] proves himself an engrossing, fluid and alarmingly forthcoming writer. . . Like [his] songs, ME overflows with whimsical characters, twisted humor, winking self-aggrandizement and stark pathos. . . . An absorbing and unfettered joy.”

— TIME

“Excellent. . . . [ME] mines a rich seam of salacious and self-deprecating anecdote, heady scandal, personal struggle, and ultimate redemption, all delivered with a total lack of self-consciousness.”

— The Wall Street Journal