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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You
Author: Steven Tyler, David Dalton
"I've been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I've been Cole-Portered and farmer's-daughtered, I've been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I'm a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I'm gonna tell 'e...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061767890
ISBN-10: 0061767891
Publication Date: 5/3/2011
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Ecco
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I was excited to read Steven's book, as I think he is a good person from what I've seen on American Idol. Unfortunately he is not very good at writing. He jumps around a lot in the book (it had me spinning at times). He writes like he speaks and thinks and he is all over the place. It also contains "unnecessary explicit details" about his numerous sexual encounters with women. I am no prude, so I know if this was offensive to me it will definitely be offensive to a lot of other people. Squeeky clean American Idol it is not! He writes a lot about his sexual conquests, drugs, lots of people I've never heard of and rock and roll. Too many details in the middle (dates and names) that the story line got lost in the process. It also contains unnecessary foul language. Not for kids!! I think he had an interesting life and the details about his upbringing were intriguing. I did enjoy the beginning about his early childhood. I also enjoyed the photos and and inside jacket design. However, I wish someone with better writing skills had written it for him or provided him with better guidance. I wish I could give this a better review for you. In summary, I was so disappointed that I returned the book. Thumbs down!!
ilovebooksanddogs avatar reviewed Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? on + 356 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wow!! Unsure if I can do justice to this book in my review. I was so eager to buy this that I made a special trip to town the day it came out just to buy it, then when I did start reading it, well it threw me for a loop and I kind of started dragging on reading it. This is because, for me, Steven (don't call him Steve!!) is such an unusual and out of the ordinary author, wow, the way he writes is just so different than anything I've ever read, well it was a tough read for me the first half of the book. Then it just fell into place for me and I couldn't get enough. This is not your usual "rock n roll, drug fueled memoir", this is the life of Steven Tyler and let me tell you, he leaves no stone unturned. I found it to be brutally honest and unpredictably sweet in it's honesty. He is a true star and one that I highly admire, even more so since his stint on American Idol. I always thought he was one HOT man, but now after reading this I realize there are many, many levels to this man, more than I ever imagined. Needless to say, I am surprised and amazed!! I do believe this is one of those books (just like some movies that you need to watch more than once to get it) that probably should be read more than once to catch all that is in it. A highly enjoyable read and one I highly recommend, especially if you are a fan and Hey, even if you aren't, you just may be after reading this
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nerdgirl63 avatar reviewed Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? on + 43 more book reviews
What do you expect from a rocker? Sex, drugs and rock & roll. This book needed less sex and drugs and much more rock & roll.
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I have been delighted with this book. I especially liked the explanation of the creative process. This is something that many struggle to articulate, and Mr. Tyler has provided a description that resonates with my own experience and understanding. Not only does he make music--he deeply understands music and composition. I think that Mr. Tyler is a genuine creative artist, complete with sensitivity to so much that surrounds him. Yes, he shares his faults, but I don't see him blaming others as much as trying to offer his side of the story.
Gimli avatar reviewed Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? on + 14 more book reviews
Just as the other reviews have stated, this book reads just like the ADHD Mr. Steven Tyler speaks, very disjointed. However, I liked to hear the noise in his head - in my own head by reading this book. It was a little peek into his famous rock star - Screamin' Demon -life. I found it interesting at times and at others a mess that I was just trying really hard to follow. He does talk a lot about the sex drugs and rock and roll - that is his life. I did not find it very explicit though like some of the readers who claim not to be "prudes". The sexual detail was frequent but minor - still not a kid's book - but I don't think it was ever intended to be. The things that I disliked the most was the finger pointing, the lashing back at band members and ex-lovers and the lack of OWNING up to his own issues. He talks the talk of owning his problems but does not walk the walk. Yes, he seems sober now but there is a lot of blame being tossed around where it should not be tossed. Overall, it's a fun look into his life if you are a big fan, but not worth the time it takes to finish the reading.