Whatever You Say I Am: The Life And Times Of Eminem
Eminem is currently the world's biggest and most controversial music star. He has been blasted for what many of his critics regard as overtly homophobic and misogynistic lyrics, and resented both for his record-breaking commercial success and being a white man in a black genre. But Eminem's sheer talent has transcended such condemnation and established him as the most important figure to come out of popular music since Kurt Cobain.
Whatever You Say I Am - based on exclusive interviews with members of Eminem's family, key figures in the music business, sociologists and reviewers and featuring previously unpublished photographs - is the first book to reveal the man behind the controversy. Most crucially, Anthony Bozza's unprecedented access to Eminem himself makes him uniquely qualified to answer the big question - why does Eminem matter?
The answer is found in Eminem's unlikely life story, in his extraordinary ascent to super-stardom and in an analysis of his music and lyrics. Whatever You Say I Am will keep Eminem's legions of fans riveted, and will enlighten his critics.
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Review: Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of EminemUser Review - Angela Martelli - Goodreads
Overall, I really didn't like this book. I thought it would be interesting because Eminem has such an interesting life, but the book was actually extremely boring. There was pages and pages of facts ... Read full review
Review: Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of EminemUser Review - Nathanael (Boehm) Coyne - Goodreads
Whether or not you like his music, you have to admit he's a prominent figure in the rap music industry and pushes boundaries with his antisocial antics. As I expected, eminem's story is pretty interesting and this biography (published 2004) makes for a good read. Read full review