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This Is Gonna Hurt Audiobook

This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

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Publisher's Summary

This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx is all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling photography and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. It chronicles Sixx's experiences - from his early years filled with toxic waste, to his success with Motley Crue, to his death from an OD, and his eventual rebirth through music, photography, and love.

Love story, bad-ass rock tell-all, social commentary, family memoir, This Is Gonna Hurt offers the compelling insights of an artist and a man struggling to survive, connect, and find a happy ending - a search that fuels Sixx's being.

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©2011 Nikki Sixx (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Yvonne
    Cashion, OK, United States
    28/05/11
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    "MUST HAVE!!"

    I dont care who you are there is something in this book to inspire everyone to live to their full potential and truly enjoy life. Highly recommend this book! Being read by the author makes it that much better sine he was there and the emotional impact of that makes it real for the listener. Get this book!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Darlene
    Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    17/06/12
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    "Its Nikki Sixx"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you love Nikki Sixx or even like Motley Crue you have to hear this book. I read the book and then bought the audio book, He makes it so real. His voice is so soothing. The chapter about his sister Lisa makes me cry every time. You can hear the pain in his voice when he talks about her. He is a very proud man, proud of his children and proud of what he has done with his life from the dirt streets and heroin addiction to the man he has become today.


    What does Nikki Sixx bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Himself in a raw form


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cry every time I hear the chapter about Lisa


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bill Messer
    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    28/08/17
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    "Not for everyone"
    What would have made This Is Gonna Hurt better?

    I did not make it very far into this book - it is without doubt an authentic and sometimes entertaining representation of Nikki's life experience, but I stopped listening because Nikki repeatedly comes off as a self-centered and rather insensitive voyeur and exploitationist of people who occupy the underbelly, which just isn't all that, to me at least. When he gets away with his pictures of the German prostitute, catching her at awkward moments that she clearly resents and he kind of revels in her resentment, I was done. Sure great photographers can ruffle their subjects, and when you snatch a cigar from Winston Churchill, or hire a drunk woman to ambush NY society women on the street, that's shit running uphill, which is interesting, reversing the expected social order. So too does treating social outcasts with insight and sensitivity reverse the order. Instead I was left with the impression that Nikki was also shitting on the outcasts, but somehow it was OK because he was an outlaw rockstar who also lived in the gutter. I read several of the reviews that cast a rather different impression, so maybe my perspective would have changed had I "read" on.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was fine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Lisenbee
    27/08/17
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    Performance
    Story
    "Very interesting and intriguing"

    Quite interesting, enjoyed hearing the stories and found guidance looking from his perspective on life. Will be checking out the art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sherrimayne
    20/08/17
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    "Exactly why I named my son after Nikki Sixx!"

    I always knew Nikki was more than his musical Talent. I didn't know that it was his extreme love for Humanity or ability to be brutally honest whether it made him look good or bad to the public eye however. but this book seems very reason my intuition told me to name my son after him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/08/17
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    Story
    "Awful"

    What a prick. This book is a load of crap advice from a man that isn't half as smart or cleaver as he thinks he is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dominic
    22/07/17
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    "Nothing special"

    Seems like such a hardened poisoned soul with no love to give the world. Waste of time and money. Don't give him your attention by listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michelle lamoreaux
    25/05/17
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    "I Want More!!"

    HIS BRUTAL HONESTY, LOVE, AND PASSION. THERE IS SO MUCH I CAN RELATE TO. THANK YOU NIKKI !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/04/17
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    "Eye Opening!!!"

    This book has helped to open my eyes to the beauty of life and death!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James M. Patton
    OH USA
    3/04/17
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    Story
    "Being A Photography Addict, I Saw Myself In This."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably not. I read it because it hit on a topic I have never seen covered before and never heard anyone else discuss before, photography addiction. The drive to take just one more picture to try to get that perfect one. Let me change lenses, tilt the camera, oh the light is different, just one more shot... It is not a book for someone that is either not a Sixx fan or a photography addict.


    What other book might you compare This Is Gonna Hurt to and why?

    None I can think of.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ones where he talks about putting himself in harms way to get shots and stays longer than people would expect or want to get shots.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "You Don't Have To Smile, I Already Took My Shot".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Darren Finch
    Kent, UK.
    31/10/16
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    "Great book!!!!"

    As a motley crue fan, it was great to listen to the man himself. Loved it 😀

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pete Lachaise
    Rayleigh, United Kingdom
    30/08/12
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    "Is this guy still high?"

    Hated it. I found the book to be about this guys ego. Started ok with the first chapter then went into free fall. To be frank this guy came over as "Mr Know it All" and it was his ego trip. I am not into his music and I would think that if you aren't this book isn't for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    31/10/11
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    "Exceptional!"

    Having read "The Dirt" and then subsequently each of the members of Motley Crue’s autobiographies I found myself reading “The Heroin Diaries” Nikki’s first book delving into the raw open wound that was his past. I was hooked, I couldn't wait to see what would come out of his mouth next. Open, Honest and sometimes harsh in its reality this book is simply brilliant. Nikki writes with frank open honesty (sometimes to the point of having to pick my jaw up from the floor) and his opinion may not be acceptable to everyone but that's ok.... it is, after all his opinion. I've read and listened to this book more times than I can remember and each time I find something else to re-read or rewind to hear again, often finding myself saying “did he really just say that?!” I loved this book and as with the first one find myself excited, sometimes saddened and yet totally inspired by what's contained in its pages. Punctuated with very clever and darkly beautiful photography its one you really cant put down. Well done Nikki... you did it again. A true great!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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