Me

Me

In his only official autobiography, music icon Elton John writes about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the film Rocketman.

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 on his first tour of America, facing an astonished audience in his tight silver hotpants, bare legs and a T-shirt with ROCK AND ROLL emblazoned across it in sequins. 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 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 about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father.

Title:Me
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250147608
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  • Chelsey

    EDIT: I’m changing this to FIVE stars (from four). I keep recommending it and thinking about it and loving on Elton’s infectious and unique personality. I watched the movie last week and kept addi...

  • Shirin

    I rarely give 5 stars to books, but in this case I kinda had to because it was just really damn good. I'm fond of autobiographies in general, even though you always have to be wary of the subject putt...

  • Holly

    Despite the fact that some of hits were recorded before I was even born, I love me some Elton John. I had to stop the book repeatedly to go listen to the songs he mentions, which made this autobiograp...

  • Jen/The Tolkien Gal/??????

    This is a review that can be followed to the tune of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John. When are you gonna come down?When are you going to write?I should have stayed on GoodreadsI should have li...

  • britt_brooke

    I once high-fived Elton John. Colorado Springs, 2009. True Story. Tiny hands. Anyway, this autobiography is super entertaining! There’s so much I didn’t know. With zero sugar-coating, and a lot of...

  • Helga

    Elton John: Fantastical, surreal and over-the-top. Elton John: A great soul with a kind heart; an honest, witty and fascinating human being; a shining star!I remember the day I heard Elton John for th...

  • Jill McGill

    Loved every minute of it!!! I absolutely loved how he didn't hold back anything... told it like it is. And who knew he was so funny?!?!The perfect read for all Elton John fans!...

  • Gary

    An entertaining biography that was an easy read filling in a few of the gaps in my memory while growing up during Elton John's life.The book appears to be quite an honest account with mentions of his ...

  • Ilana

    Admittedly, I’m not the ideal reader for this book. I like a few songs of Elton John’s, and I have memories of him from my childhood in the 70s as an outrageous performer who played piano tunes dr...

  • Donna

    I love Elton John as an entertainer and musician. The one thing that I love the most is that his songs are so completely original. Some musicians often have all their songs sounding the same but with ...