When I received this book for Christmas, I was not sure if I would read it. I didn’t know much about Elton John and his music. I knew he is a world-famous, gay pop artist. I only knew one song of his, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word,” because Vietnamese singers had covered it to death. As I started to read, however, I could not put the book down. From being abused as a child to drug abuse as an adult to sex encounters to friendships with other celebrities, John holds nothing back. His music career is fascinating. With the help of the British music critic Alexis Petridis, John has written an engaging, honest, emotional, and incredibly funny memoir. Thanks to my brother-in-law for this wonderful gift. I enjoyed it.