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Me

De : Elton John
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In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time.

Read by actor and star of Rocketman, Taron Egerton, with an introduction and epilogue read by Elton John.

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 23, 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 songwriting 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 the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. 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.
 

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"Self-deprecating, funny...You cannot help but enjoy his company throughout, temper tantrums and all." (The Times)

"Chatty, gossipy, amusing and at times brutally candid." (Telegraph

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  • 22/01/2020

Simply fantastic

Nothing is hidden. It is a true reflection of his life. His mom sounds horrible. They are not trying so spread some profound message through this book. It a perfectly written biography and this is how all biographies should be!

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  • Simon
  • 06/12/2019

Captain bloody Fantastic!

Brilliant book, narration is wonderful. An absolute necessity for anyone who has any interest in Elton or the music of the time. A frank account of his addiction and excesses, moving at times, it takes the listener on a epic journey as the captain, Elton rises to conquer the world from his humble beginnings in the suburb Pinner, along with Bernie, the kid from Lincolnshire. It’s clear he’s not forgotten his roots or the people who helped him along his way, or those who had such a musical influence and shaped his music. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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  • Claire
  • 29/11/2019

fabulous

It feela honest from start to finish. An insight into a world most of us will never be a part of.

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  • BookWorm
  • 18/11/2019

Well read young man.

Fantastic narration by Taron Egerton. Really puts emotion into the words. Feels like an honest story by Elton John.

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  • Kim L Beckwith
  • 17/10/2019

Hilarious recount of a fascinating life

Elton is funny and unafraid of telling his story warts & all.
Taron’s narration was awesome and really enhanced an already hilarious book.

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  • 17/10/2019

Delightful

Elton John is a wonderful writer - engaging, a talented eye for detail, and very, very funny. Taron Egerton is the perfect narrator. I listened to it every spare moment I had, and then listened again. Highly recommended

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  • Kaos
  • 21/10/2019

Sehr gutes Buch

Ich habe mich sehr über das Buch gefreut da ich es ja auch von Taron Edgerton gelesen wird der Elton im Film spielt.

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  • MHN
  • 12/01/2020

Unbedingt empfehlenswert

Toll gelesen und geschauspielert! Ein irres Leben in einer bewegten Ära, die hier biografisch noch einmal lebendig wird. Werde ich bestimmt noch ein zweites Mal hören. Taron Egerton ist brillant!

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  • Melanie
  • 11/01/2020

I am a new fan and love this book

I never knew that he had cancer, he should become a vegan, a raw model for his kids. Taron is amazing, as always, and emphasises the story immensely. He should speak more books.