Read Rod: The Autobiography Online Free - The extraordinary life and career of music legend Rod Stewart, in his own words for the first time.
With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting, and passionate live performances Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful music careers of all time. He was the charismatic lead singer for the trailblazing rock and roll bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, and as a solo artist, the author of such beloved songs as "Maggie May," "Tonight’s the Night," "Hot Legs," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?," "Young Turks," "Forever Young," and "You Wear It Well." Now after more than five decades in the spotlight, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life both on and off the stage. From his humble British roots to his hell-raising years on tour with his bandmates, not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world, Rod delivers a riveting ride through one of rock's most remarkable lives.
From the Hardcover edition.
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June 18, 2013
I picked up this book with a bit of skepticism - after all, my mom recommended it to me, and my mom has not hidden her unadulterated, passionate love affair with Rod Stewart from me one bit throughout my life. Not a real love affair, mind you - given the multitudes of love affairs referenced in t...
November 12, 2012
In honor of Rod Stewart's Rod: The Autobiography, here are eight life lessons and playlist suggestions I took away from this fun, juicy, honest book.
1. "Blondes (Have More Fun)": There's no shame in extreme hair maintenance.
Rod devotes the second chapter of his book to his hair, which, let's face...
October 28, 2012
A good old romp: That's what Rod Stewart's life was, and that's what this book was.
Rod Stewart is not a great musician, let's be clear. He's an entertainer, with a phenomenal voice, who's been churning out hit records for forty years. Nor is he a great writer. And this isn't about to be nominate...
March 28, 2015
This book was amusing and easy to read. I saw Rod Stewart on Graham Norton promoting his book and it sounded interesting. He is quite a comedian and seems to be a lot of fun. I had no idea model trains were a passion of his, but I knew soccer was. He's definitely not someone I would have wanted t...
January 22, 2013
I started this memoir immediately after finishing Pete Townshend's memoir and while reading I kept comparing it to Pete's book. I feel like I should write a term paper comparing and contrasting the two men. Both born in 1945 in England, went to the same clubs as teens, knew a lot of the same peop...
May 30, 2013
Sometimes I read a musician's autobiography, and I like him/her more afterward. Other times, as with this one, I'm left wishing I hadn't read the book at all.
This felt more like bragging rights than telling the story of his life. I learned Rod Stewart is an unapologetic womanizer who loves footba...
June 12, 2014
Not a bad memoir from a rock star type of book, but still, the vacancy I feel after I read it feels so large in my head and heart. At times charming, but alas, it is a life of sleeping with blondes, marrying blondes, having kids, the love of entertaining, the collection of 19th century art, and b...
November 05, 2015
Reading this book revealed the obvious, Rod's life consisted mostly of alcohol, drugs, and beautiful women. The book seemed to focus mostly on the latter, and believe it or not, was a bit of a let down for me. I already knew most of this by just reading the tabloids over the years. What I was mor...
October 29, 2012
Rod Stewart has been one of my idols (along with Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee) since I was a child. If there is a person who has lived the perfect life as far as having love, friends, material goods and a jolly swell time, it is him. His music has been the soundtrack of my life. I have read other b...
July 13, 2016
I found Rod:the Autobiography to be well written with much humor, often directed at himself.
The story of Rod Stewart's life is an interesting and entertaining one, that's for sure.
I most enjoyed his stories of the early years, the years relating to the birth of rock 'n roll in England. Many names...