Detailing the ups and downs of his extravagant life as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend, music icon Elton John addresses the truth about his extraordinary existence in Me, his first and only official autobiography,
Born Reginald Dwight, John was a shy boy with Buddy Holly-styled glasses who grew up in the suburbs of London dreaming of becoming a pop star, and by the age of twenty-three he was performing his first gig in the United States dressed in bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt, and boots with wings. Elton had officially arrived and the world would never be the same again.
Dripping with drama from early rejections of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar, Elton John’s life has been a whirlwind, From attempting 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, the recent EGOT recipient was hiding a drug addiction that would control his life for years.
In Me, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winner also addresses how sobriety changed his life, finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a style that is warm, humble, and candid, this memoir is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes.