Livin' on a Prayer: Big Songs Big Life (Hardcover)

Livin' on a Prayer: Big Songs Big Life By Desmond Child, David Ritz (With), Paul Stanley (Foreword by) Cover Image

Livin' on a Prayer: Big Songs Big Life (Hardcover)

By Desmond Child, David Ritz (With), Paul Stanley (Foreword by)


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Desmond Child is the ultimate
hitmaker, contributing to some of the biggest smash global hits that helped ignite
the success of music icons KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Ricky
Martin, Katy Perry, and countless others. In Livin' On A Prayer, he
reveals how he climbed his way to the top and beyond amid extraordinary
circumstances and shares his very personal and unbelievable journey that shaped
him into an artist of international renown.

For over half a century,
Desmond Child has collaborated with the world's most celebrated artists
creating timeless hits, such as Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give
Love A Bad Name" as well as Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" and "The Cup
Of Life" amongst his vast catalog. But in Livin' On A Prayer,
Desmond himself takes center stage to share his transformational story from
misfit outsider to cultural pacesetter.

In collaboration with
legendary music biographer David Ritz, Child recounts his unconventional
upbringing as his colorful family fled Cuba in the 1960s and fell into poverty.
He details his shocking discovery at age 18 that the man he called "dad" was
not his biological father after all, and he courageously bares his soul about
navigating the trials of being a Latino gay man in the macho world of rock and
roll. His is a story of willing himself to succeed and overcome impossible odds
to establish himself as one of the most influential composers and lyricists of
all time.

Product Details ISBN: 9781635768534
ISBN-10: 1635768535
Publisher: Radius Book Group
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English