Whatever You Say I Am: The Life And Times Of Eminem

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Transworld, Nov 30, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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with members of Eminem's family, key figures in the music business, sociologists and reviewers and featuring previously unpublished photographs - is the first book to reveal the man behind the controversy.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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I quite enjoyed this book, I of course like Marshall Mathers or Eminem, he tends to be very shy when it comes to his personal persona towards the public and I feel this book Does a great job at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chelsea Powell - Goodreads

Personally I do like this book but to be honest it was written as more of an article than a book. Throughout it focuses less on Eminem and more on how society reacted to him and his explicit lyrics. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Anthony Bozza is a very well respected former Rolling Stone journalist, who wrote the first big profile of Eminem in the USA and has worked with him repeatedly since.

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