Just Announced! The #1 New York Times Bestselling Memoir, LIFE by Keith Richards in International B-Format

January 10, 2011

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Now an International trade paperback

Life (International)
Keith Richards with James Fox

International B-format
TRADE PAPERBACK 9780316189606  $14.99
LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, Back Bay Bks
US Pub: May 2, 2011

The #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Ladies and gentleman: Keith Richards.

As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.

Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. Dropping his guitar’s sixth string to create a new sound that allowed him to create immortal riffs like those in “Honky Tonk Woman” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones’s girlfriend. Arrested and imprisoned for drug possession. Tax exile in France and recording Exile on Main Street. Ever-increasing fame, isolation, and addiction making life an ever faster frenzy. Through it all, Richards remained devoted to the music of the band, until even that was challenged by Mick Jagger’s attempt at a solo career, leading to a decade of conflicts and ultimately the biggest reunion tour in history.

In a voice that is uniquely and unmistakably him—part growl, part laugh—Keith Richards brings us the truest rock-and-roll life of our times, unfettered and fearless and true.

Keith Richards was born in England in 1943 and founded the Rolling Stones with Mick Jagger in 1962. He lives in Connecticut. James Fox has been a longtime friend of Richards. He is the author of White Mischief

For Praise  for LIFE, read on…

“[A] slurry romp through the life of a man who knew every pleasure, denied himself nothing, and never paid the price.”
— David Remnick, The New Yorker

“What kind of celebrity autobiography is his Life? A remarkable one.”
— Jim Fusilli, The Wall Street Journal

“A vivid self-portrait and, of the Stones and their musical era, a grand group portrait….spellbinding storytelling.”
— Richard Corliss, Time

“[A] high-def, high-velocity portrait of the era when rock ‘n’ roll came of age, a raw report from deep inside the counterculture maelstrom of how that music swept like a tsunami over Britain and the United States….Mr. Richards has found a way to channel to the reader his own avidity, his own deep soul hunger for music and to make us feel the connections that bind one generation of musicians to another. Along the way he even manages to communicate something of that magic, electromagnetic experience of playing on stage with his mates, be it in a little club or a huge stadium.”
— Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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