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Hellfire the Jerry Lee Lewis Story
by Tosches, Nick

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'The greatest rock 'n' roll biography ever written' Rolling Stone 'You're lookin' at a livin' legend.' He said, and then fell silent for a moment. 'Y'know, that really worries me. I always thought a legend was somethin' dead.' The tormented life of Jerry Lee Lewis is the most fabled in rock 'n' roll history. Demon-shadowed and God-fearing, his relentless, all-consuming pursuit of self-destruction clouded his life and his music. Born in deep south Louisiana and raised on the Old Testament, 'The Killer' was continually torn between a harsh Pentecostal God and the worship of alcohol, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Nick Tosches's electrifying account chronicles the monumental highs and lows of the ever indomitable and ever wild Jerry Lee, who rises to dizzying heights as a rock 'n' roll icon, only to lose it time and time again to his inner demons. Searing, mythic and gloriously written, Hellfire is an evocative, audacious journey into the soul of rock 'n' roll itself. 'The finest book ever written about a rock 'n' roll performer' - Greil Marcus 'The best rock-and-roll biography ever written' - Newsday 'Probably the best, certainly the most readable, account of a rock performer's life' - Guardian 'A work of art' - The Boston Globe

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Dr.Bookman-I Ship In Cardboard
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Hellfire: the Jerry Lee Lewis StoryHellfire: the Jerry Lee Lewis Story (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1982
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
Price: $105.39
Seller: Bonita, Newport Coast, CA, USA
Condition: Very good
Hellfire. the Jerry Lee Lewis StoryHellfire. the Jerry Lee Lewis Story
Pub. Date: 1982
Publisher: DELACORTE PRESS.
Price: $252.00
Seller: Waverley Books, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Description: 0385284039.
Condition: Fine
Notes: Fine in a close to fine dj. (Tiny damp spot on interior of front dj. flap. No remainder marks! ) Nick Tosches SECOND book. Small cloth issue.
 
 
 
 

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Overview

'The greatest rock 'n' roll biography ever written' Rolling Stone 'You're lookin' at a livin' legend.' He said, and then fell silent for a moment. 'Y'know, that really worries me. I always thought a legend was somethin' dead.' The tormented life of Jerry Lee Lewis is the most fabled in rock 'n' roll history. Demon-shadowed and God-fearing, his relentless, all-consuming pursuit of self-destruction clouded his life and his music. Born in deep south Louisiana and raised on the Old Testament, 'The Killer' was continually torn between a harsh Pentecostal God and the worship of alcohol, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Nick Tosches's electrifying account chronicles the monumental highs and lows of the ever indomitable and ever wild Jerry Lee, who rises to dizzying heights as a rock 'n' roll icon, only to lose it time and time again to his inner demons. Searing, mythic and gloriously written, Hellfire is an evocative, audacious journey into the soul of rock 'n' roll itself. 'The finest book ever written about a rock 'n' roll performer' - Greil Marcus 'The best rock-and-roll biography ever written' - Newsday 'Probably the best, certainly the most readable, account of a rock performer's life' - Guardian 'A work of art' - The Boston Globe

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  • PID: 15695405959
  • ISBN-13: 9780385284035
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Seller: Dr.Bookman-I Ship In Cardboard
    Description: 0385284039.
    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
    Notes: This specific hardback book is in fine condition with very minimal wear and a hard board cover that has sharp edges and corners and a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased with some slight rippling on the first 15 pages due to a minor binding flaw. The dust jacket is in fine condition with only the slightest bit of cover or edge wear. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "A portrait of singer Jerry Lee Lewis details his early life, music, controversial marriage, problems and decline, endurance, and revival in popularity."; 8.0 X 5.6 X 0.9 inches; 276 pages.