The Way I am

The Way I am

Hardback

By (author) Eminem

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 261mm x 29mm | 1,172g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0752888668
  • ISBN 13: 9780752888668
  • Edition statement: Hardback
  • Illustrations note: 150
  • Sales rank: 122,270

Product description

"There is this guy Eminem. He has created a sense of what is possible. He has sent a voltage around a generation. He has done this not just through his subversive attitude but also his verbal energy." - Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize Winner in Literature A decade ago, Eminem exploded onto the world with The Slim Shady LP, introducing millions of people to his addictive rhymes, just don't give a f*** attitude, and trailer trash style. Since then he has sold more than 70 million records, reeled in four Grammys and even won an Oscar. Now he has a new record slated for release later in 2008. The Way I Am is Eminem at his best: funny, raw, and disarmingly honest as he reflects on the people, places, and events that have made him who he is today. With never-before-published photographs, artifacts, and mementos from his life, Eminem shares some stories about a childhood bouncing from school to school, his struggles to support his young family on Detroit's East Side, the challenges of learning the rap game, and what his daily life is like now. The Way I Am also showcases Eminem's songs, with in-depth discussions of his writing process and his work in the studio with Dr. Dre. Original lyric sheets for hits such as "Lose Yourself" and "Stan" are printed as facsimiles in the book along with loads of personal snapshots and Polaroids, original illustrations by Eminem himself, concert flyers, a visual tour of the star's Detroit haunts, and behind-the-scenes photos of concerts and life on the road.

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Eminem is the fastest-selling rap artist of all time. He has produced, performed and written several award-winning albums, in addition to starring in the critically acclaimed, semi-autobiographical film, 8 Mile. He lives in Detroit.

Review quote

'the ultimate scrapbook for fans. It's not just you [Eminem] giving people an insight and your own thoughts on your journey so far, but lots of cool archive material.' -- Zane Lowe RADIO 1 'Whether you're an Em fan or an Em Stan, you need this book in your life. Seriously. Funny, insightful, well-written and often pretty sad, this is one step ahead of the other celeb biogs we've read in recent years.' RWD 'Eminem fans will leap on this picture-heavy autobiography... it should keep rabid enthusiasts happy' THELONDONPAPER