Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top, by legendary drummer of Aerosmith, Joey Kramer. Scroll down to see how to enter, to read an excerpt, view a video of Joey Kramer and some more links.

I have 2 copies of the book to give away, here are the rules.

  1. Giveaway is open to US residents only.
  2. Giveaway starts now and runs to July 31, 2009.
  3. Winners will NOT be notified by e-mail, please check back here after the 31st to see if you have won. If I have not been contacted by the winners by Monday, August 3rd, I will draw new names.
  4. To enter post a comment saying you’d like to enter
  5. For a second entry, either name your favorite Aerosmith song or state why you like reading bios auto-bios or memoirs.

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Joey Kramer in his own words:

Book Description:

In 1997, amid Aerosmith’s sold-out world tour and number one album release, word about Joey’s troubles was reported in the press. Despite the advice he had received to play it down, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey-who has been the drummer in Aerosmith since it was founded in 1970 and is the first member of the band to release his own book-now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash a fury of endless creativity.

This is not just another rock ‘n’ roll memoir. In addition to the never-before-told Aerosmith war stories that abound in the book, Hit Hard unpacks the history of a rock star who was both fragile and tough, who after years of insane wildness became willing to accept help and finally kick a serious alcohol and drug addiction, only to find that the real terrors and hard work were still ahead. It’s the story of an average kid from an average American suburb who went through physical and emotional trauma. It’s about years of depression and the nervous breakdown at the height of the band’s comeback success. Ultimately, Hit Hard is about how Joey recognized his confusion between love and abuse, awakening to the kind of self-acceptance and compassion that make relationships possible in the “real world” as a member of the biggest band in American history.

Visit the author online at JoeyKramer.com. For Aerosmith news, visit Aerosmith.com and Aeroforceone.com.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

10 responses

  1. Bella Foxx says:

    Contest is over! Winners announced in a minute! Stand by!

  2. This sounds amazing and I’d love to enter.

    To answer your other question, I love reading Memoirs b/c it’s interesting to see the various lives that we all live. Everyone has some sort of story and I like to hear some of them. It’s all very interesting.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Is this where I enter for a chance to win thisd book? I understand it’a very good! Thanks! Elaine

  4. Book Dragon says:

    1. I’d like to enter
    2. I added nonfiction to my 999 challenge and joined a couple of other challenges to force myself to read more nonfiction. To my surprise, I found I like reading memoirs.

    How to you choose just one song? I’m not a HUGE fan but can hum a few bars of the the songs I recognize from a list and always seem to want to dance when they come on the radio.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am recovering addict. I need the book……now!!!!!


    Glen H.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Pick me pick me for a free book!
    Is this all I need to do?

  7. And my favorite Aerosmith song is Walk This Way (cliched, I know, but hits are *sometimes* hits for a reason!). Thanks again!


  8. I would LOVE to win this book–thank you so much!


  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh, please enter my name in the drawing for the Aerosmith book!!



  10. Anonymous says:

    Dear, please add my name to the drawing for the Aerosmith book.
    Thanks so much!!