Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

Version: Unabridged
Author: Elton John
Narrator: Elton John , Taron Egerton
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: October 2019
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.

Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.

His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation to conquering Broadway with Aida, The Lion King, and Billy Elliot the Musical. All the while Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me, Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble, and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you by a living legend.

Reviews (7)

Written by James H. on November 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Must read for all Elton John fans. Well written with abundant English wit and humor. Narrator was excellent and used character voices throughout. Highly recommended.

Written by Julie P. on November 8th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I absolutely enjoyed the entire audio and book. So looking forward to listening and rereading it over and over again. His biography is extremely raw, honest, heartfelt and a great reference text. I'm embracing to see what happens next.   EJ, first, enjoy your family and children the years go by too quickly. It is 35th wedding anniversary seeing you in Philly and your book and audio was the perfect tailgate to your concert tonight. Stay well. Julie P, NJ

Written by Shannon S. on November 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

this book was amazing

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Written by Bruce M. on November 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Elton John is insightful concerning his entire life , good,bad & ugly. This is a great listen. Elton's not afraid to be critical of himself nor afraid to laugh @ himself. His antics are entertaining , he is a thoughtful , kind person.

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Written by Claude M. on October 22nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was doubtful I would like this book but I did. Elton gave an honest account. I especially liked Taron Egerton's reading. His voice is delightful and he was funny as well. I hope Elton and David have many years ahead with their sons.

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Written by CANDICE S. on October 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Elton John’s official autobiography of his life is a very truthful, touching, funny at times and insightful book about his personal life in and out of the spotlight and it was made even more so by the delightfully engaging and beautifully read narration by actor Taron Egerton. Definitely worth a listen (or two)!

Written by Anonymous on October 19th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great listen about the life of a legend !

Author Details

Author Details

John, Elton

Sir Elton John, CBE, is a multi-award winning solo artist who has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, 'Candle in the Wind 1997'. In August 2018 Elton was named the most successful male solo artist in the Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine Number 1s and 27 Top 10s. Elton launched his first tour in 1970 and since then has performed over 4,000 times in more than 80 countries. When not recording or touring, E