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    DescriptionIn 1997, amid Aerosmith's sold-out world tour and number one album release, word about Joey's troubles was reported in the press.Despite the advice he had received to play it down, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey--who has been the drummer in Aerosmith since it was founded in 1970 and is the first member of the band to release his own book--now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash a fury of endless creativity. This is not just another rock 'n' roll memoir. In addition to the never-before-told Aerosmith war stories that abound in the book, Hit Hard unpacks the history of a rock star who was both fragile and tough, who after years of insane wildness became willing to accept help and finally kick a serious alcohol and drug addiction, only to find that the real terrors and hard work were still ahead. It's the story of an average kid from an average American suburb who went through physical and emotional trauma. It's about years of depression and the nervous breakdown at the height of the band's comeback success. Ultimately, Hit Hard is about how Joey recognized his confusion between love and abuse, awakening to the kind of self-acceptance and compassion that make relationships possible in the real world as a member of the biggest band in American history.


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    Title
    Hit Hard
    Subtitle
    A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joey Kramer, With William Patrick, With Keith Garde, Foreword by Nikki Sixx
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 239
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061566622
    ISBN 10: 0061566624
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    DC22: 782.42166092
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    DC21: 782.4216
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: ML419.K72 H58 2010
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBF, AVN, AVP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    29 June 2010
    Review quote
    "I love this book; this is an important book, because it's not bullshit. Joey had the balls to see what underneath the hood, and to fix it. Being a rock star was easy compared to that."----From the Foreword by NIKKI SIXX, author of The Heroin Diaries