Face the Music by Paul Stanley audiobook

Face the Music: A Life Exposed

By Paul Stanley
Read by Paul Stanley

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062114044


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Runtime: 12.27 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A Chicago Tribune bestseller

One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, April 2014

A Publishers Weekly bestseller


In Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.

Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music.

With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage. Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed—including Stanley himself.

People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it.” —Paul Stanley

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An entertaining yet piercingly honest journey from self-conscious child to the world’s most visually famous rock band, to, finally—with the makeup wiped away—a place of peace as a father and a man. Paul Stanley’s story is both ordinary and extraordinary, which makes it inspiring.” Mitch Albom, New York Times bestselling author
“KISS’ flamboyant ‘Starchild’ unplugs his high-wattage amps and introduces fans to an even more intriguing character: Stanley Harvey Eisen…An indispensable part of KISStory.” Kirkus Reviews
“Paul Stanley succeeds in making a connection with the reader… Stanley discusses his childhood growing up lonely and friendless in Manhattan and Queens, and the pivotal night when he saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show and realized that music would be the “vehicle” to lead him out of his misery. He also writes about his fellow band members, the ups-and-downs of stardom, and the decadent rock-star lifestyle, coming across through it all as likable and down-to-earth.” Booklist
“Paul Stanley proves himself as an artist in music and on canvas and now with a great book.” Jimmy Page
“Both honest and inspirational. Amazing tales from one of rock’s great frontmen.” Sir Elton John
“Paul is a great man who has achieved great things. From the Popcorn Club all the way to the Hall of Fame, his story is inspiring and motivating for anyone who dreams big.” Dave Grohl



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Author Bio: Paul Stanley

Author Bio: Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley is the front man and rhythm guitarist for KISS, which he cofounded in New York City in 1973. He is the designer of numerous KISS album covers, costumes, and concert stages, in addition to writing many of KISS’s most successful songs. With sales of more than one hundred million records worldwide, KISS sits atop the list of American bands, with the most gold-certified albums earned in history. Along with his band mates, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. He is a painter, with art sales reaching two million dollars; a solo musician; a musical stage performer; founding partner in Rock & Brews restaurants; and co-owner of the Arena Football League’s L.A. KISS, as well as a committed and active supporter of various Wounded Warrior Project organizations. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Erin, and four children.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English