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It's nice to have an up to date biography of Mr. Stewart
on 5 November 2003
This biography is up to date (2003) and does a good job of covering Stewart's early years as well as the last 5 or so years that have escaped previous biographies. It is certainly very kind to Stewart, when compared to some of the earlier biographies that have been written about him that make him sound like a very cruel SOB.
Much of the information contained in this book will not be new to Stewart fans who have followed his career since The Faces. For new devotees, perhaps won over by his recent Great American Songbook albums, this is the perfect biography to read.
Remember, this is Rod Stewart we're talking about here, so sex is liberally discussed throughout the book, making it perhaps not the best choice for younger readers. In defense of this, it is brought out that the 1960's were an era before AIDS, and therefore Stewart's sexual adventures during that time should not be taken in the same light as if this behavior were occuring today.
My favorite quote from the book is credited to Stewart himself, "...girls like to be kissed." I hope it hasn't taken him 58 years to figure that one out.