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on 7 November 2001
This book starts right from the beginning and tells the whole story. Interviews with the band members are the base, and Davis gets contributions from figures from Aerosmith's past and present. Well written and extremely readable, anyone who is interested in Aerosmith will find it impossible to put down.
Because the band were involved in the writing, you get the full, honest story with the bad bits left in. Walk This Way tells the tale of Aerosmith's rise, fall, and phoenix-like return to the top.
If you've ever experienced the magic of Aerosmith, read this book.
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on 9 July 2000
When i first picked this book up i was expecting the same old mediocre kind of biography, boy how i was wrong! This book tells you not only the highs of such a terrific band but also more lows than you can imagine happened. You feel at one with the band you are reading about, you read things that make you laugh, cry and stunned. Its no way a boring book, once you pick it up you cant put it down and you could read it over and over. I recomend this to everyone even if you aren't the biggest Aerosmith fan its still a good ol' read!
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on 5 November 2006
I loved this book.

I have been a fan of Aerosmith for as long as I can remember. I was greatly influenced by my dad, who constantly listened to they're earlier stuff, and Get A Grip album. I received this as a birthday present, and although I saw many mis-spellings, and to be honest, it took me several attempts to get into the book, it was fascinating, reading about everyone's stories about growing up, and how they got into the whole music business, as well as reading they're families and managers stories, etc.

I recommend this book to any Aerosmith fan.

I have also heard about Aerosmith planning on coming to the UK after such a long time, and I can't wait until they do, it will be great if I could go and see them.

A super read!!!
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 1 July 2013
'Walk This Way' is not your typical Rock 'n' Roll biography. Aerosmith's history has been a roller-coaster of a journey. It is one that has seen outstanding success from a classic rock band, who's members have experienced almost as many personal lows.

Unlike many 'dry' biographies about long-running bands, that will be inevitably written by hacks and so called musical 'experts', 'Walk This Way' is an official book consisting of honest, uncensored quotes from the band's members, and people who have worked with them closely. The result is a fascinating, and absolutely unputdownable read. It's all here in this book, the early years, the rise to fame, the falls, the comebacks, the drink, the drugs, the women and of course, the music itself. Shocking and revealing, sometimes funny, always unpredictable, and above all - inspiring.

'Walk This Way' is the uncensored story of some talented young men with a dream, who came together to form a great band, only to be torn apart by the fame, celebrity and other excess's that come as part of it. When it seemed like they were gone forever - they bounced back and became stronger.

If you like Aerosmith's music - 'Walk This Way: The Autobiography Of Aerosmith' is a must have memoir!
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on 4 July 2001
The infamous rock 'n roll excesses of Aerosmith, particularly the Toxic Twins at their core, will entertain and enthrall in ways that their music may never do. Never a big fan of their rock 'n roll sound, an immense curiosity for Tapesque tales led me in and kept me turning nevertheless. From humble beginnings in Massachusetts to filling enormodomes across the planet, the 'Smith's somewhat bumpy rise to fame is a story well worth reading. Told in interview chunks and brief filler passages, the style remains interesting, breathing life into the key players, and prevents it from becoming a dull facts and figures trawl through the lives of the fabulously rich and the famously addled. No previous Aerosmith experience necessary. Excellent rewards.
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on 11 July 1999
If you are interested in Aerosmith (the greatest rock band, ever) you will simply love this book. The way it is written, made up from uncensored quotes, from the band and many who worked with them, is brilliant and keeps you reading until you have double vision. It tells the entire story of Aerosmith; from a small-time band in Boston, to a multi-million dollar monster. As it says on the back of the book, and very truly too, it's raw but if you can take it, it's a hell of a ride. This book has everything you want from a book about Aerosmith. This book is my Bible!!
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on 12 December 2001
This book is unbelievable - a MUST for any Aerosmith fan. You feel like one of the band when you're reading this, it just has to be the bible for any real fan. BUY IT!!
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on 23 November 1998
This was a great book. It was heartbreaking to read of the addictions, dependencies and depravities that plaque so many of the bands of modern times. I found myself rooting for Aerosmith all the way. Their story should be an inspiration to anyone who is in the grips of drug addiction and a warning to up and coming bands of the pitfalls of celebrity and to people in general of the dangers of certain excesses.. I am a huge Steven Tyler fan and admire his honesty about still resenting his "intervention" because of the circumstances under which it was done. I give him even more credit for succeeding in spite of his resentment. Walk This Way is a true success story told honestly by the people who lived it. Here's hoping they're around for another 30 years.
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on 10 June 1998
Aerosmith's autobiography Walk This Way describes the band's rollercoaster ride through decadence, drugs, rock and roll, fast cars, and fast women. Reading the book, however, gives one a bumpy, desultory ride. The reader gains interesting insight about the band members, but many tangents interrupt the narrative flow in the book. For instance, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry speak out about their life experiences and this follows with details from managers, crew, and friends. Repetitive at times. The information about drug addiction gets old after awhile. Although this will please Aerosmith fans, newcomers might get lost in the sand.
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on 13 June 2001
I've always been a big fan of autobiographys, and a big fan of Aerosmith, so I was looking forward to reading this book. And I have to say that I was not disappointed. To say that this book is candid is a total understatment. The guys in the band really do pour their harts out and you can't help renewing your respect for these people who have spent the best part of 30 years playing music together. I would recommend this book to anybody, Aerosmith fan or otherwise. It really makes you appreciate Aerosmith as people, the human spirit and the power of friendship. Keep on rockin' guys.
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