Paul Stanley has called his story "inspirational" -- and the telling of that story has apparently inspired legions to go buy the book in which the story is told. Paul Stanley: Face the Music: A Life Exposed has debuted at #2 on The New York Times Best Seller list in the nonfiction hardcover category.
The memoir opens with the KISS singer's childhood, a rough tale of being born with a physical deformity, a learning disability and a dysfunctional family -- and overcoming it all to become the frontman of one of the world's most successful rock bands.
Face the Music also debuted at #3 on Publishers Weekly ’s Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list, #4 on the Wall Street Journal ’s Nonfiction Best Sellers list, and #4 on the Toronto Star ’s Original Nonfiction Best Sellers list.
In typical KISS fashion, Stanley has been relentlessly plugging the book with coast-to-coast radio, TV, online and in-store appearances. Amid the flurry of publicity, KISS was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just over a week ago.
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