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The definitive biography: featuring an introductory interview with LL Cool J and epilogue from Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's manager.

In 1999, a former dishwasher from Detroit became the most influential music artist in the world. Eminem's dexterity, wit and honesty turned him into one of the biggest-selling artists of all time and changed the landscape of music and pop culture as we know it.

Then, in 2006, at the height of his fame, he all but disappeared. Beset by nonstop controversies, bewildering fame, a debilitating drug problem and personal tragedies, he withdrew from the world. Over the next decade, he struggled and suffered through what he would call his 'wilderness years' but eventually managed to get sober, get clean and get, triumphantly, back to the top. 

Not Afraid is the definitive account of that story. 

In this revelatory book, which follows on directly from the best-selling Whatever You Say I Am, rock journalist Anthony Bozza chronicles the personal and spiritual growth of one of music's most enduring and enigmatic artists through the insights of those closest to him, including Royce da 5'9", LL Cool J, Mr Porter, Paul Rosenberg and other friends and associates.

Capturing Eminem's toughest years in his own words, Not Afraid is a uniquely intimate portrait of an incredibly private man known by many to be the greatest rapper alive.  

©2019 Anthony Bozza (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Misleading

Misleading synopsis. It only loosely talks about Eminem. An overall disappointing listen. Found the author was provided his own opinions rather than any real insight/facts.

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  • 10-12-19

Decent listen for any Eminem fan

Decent listen to any Eminem fan. Slow start, then picks up the pace for a bit. But the story goes on another tangent halfway through the book. I felt the last few chapters of the book were the best