It's not a tale of rock and roll debauchery (in interviews, Rod has said he's been with less than 15 women his entire life), but is simply his story, in his words, hitting on his music, his loves, his personal failures and successes, and all the rumors that have erupted over his career, including the rumor involving he, Elton John, and a stomach pump. (Old schoolers will remember it...it turns out to be major lie started by a PR person that he had just fired.)
Among the highlights:
It seems a few things in Spinal Tap may have actually happened to Rod, and even he mentions the movie a few times.
It oddly opens with the same scenario Keith Richards book hits early on...a tense scene in a nervous plane where they thought their lives were about to end.
His love for Model Railroading (If you call it a "train set", or ask where his engineers hat is, you just may get kicked out of his house.)
His iconic hair, and his bout with throat cancer, for which he says he is no hero for fighting, and was incredibly lucky that he didn't have to undergo Chemotherapy for, which would have taken much of his iconic hair. Only a rock star...
His many "long legged blondes," some whose heart he broke, and others who broke his. (Rachel Hunter, especially).
His love for cars, and parking a Lamborghini in the recording studio for 17 days. (I wonder if there was a massive oil leak on the floor when they drove it out? 70's cars were famous for them!)
If you read books in the same tone and voice of the subject matter (I know I'm not the only one who does that), are even a marginal fan of Rod Stewart, and love music history, you will love this book!