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    DescriptionMeat Loaf's bizarre and spectacular life story is scarcely credible. After surviving an abusive childhood, during which he was almost murdered by his alcoholic father, he starred in one of the biggest stage and film musicals ever, then went on to record the third best-selling album of all time. To Hell and Back is the true story of a man who ran away from a cruel home life at 17 and starred in the legendary Rocky Horror Picture Show before turning to rock 'n' roll. His first album, Bat Out Of Hell, was considered so uncommercial by his first record label that they dropped him - only for it to go on to sell 20 million copies worldwide. He then spent the 1980s on the skids, with a severe drink and drugs problem and mounting money problems leading him to a nervous breakdown, before making a triumphant comeback with 1993's album Bat Out Of Hell II and colossal hit single 'I'd Do Anything For Love'. This is an extraordinary story and a classic rock autobiography.

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    To Hell and Back
    an Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) "Meat Loaf", By (author) David Dalton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 174 g
    ISBN 13: 9780753504437
    ISBN 10: 075350443X

    BIC E4L: MUS
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 782.42166092
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    Libri: B-090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, MUS029000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNBF1, AVLP
    Illustrations note
    1x8 b/w + 1x8 colour illustration sections
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Virgin Books
    Publication date
    06 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Meat Loaf has co-written his autobiography with David Dalton, who has previously written much-acclaimed biographies of Marianne Faithful, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Sid Vicious.
    Review quote
    "A highly entertaining biography" Record Collector "A rollicking good read" Uncut