He's been a chart-topping, platinum-selling, hit-making rocker. Now Paul Stanley is a best-selling author.
Stanley's new memoir, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed," debuted at No. 2 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list, one of the best showings ever by a rock 'n' roll memoir. Stanley is the last of Kiss' four original members to tell his life story, and "Face the Music" is the most revealing and forthright of the lot, and Stanley tells us it's the product of a lot of self-examination he's done over the years:
"I have to say that writing the book wasn't cathartic -- my life has been cathartic. The book...just documents that struggle, those revelations and the outcome that came from all the work...As an advocate of therapy and somebody who's spent a fair share of my life doing that, one of the benefits certainly is being closely in contact with your life and changing moments and things that you remember and things that you resolved over time and came to grips with...And certainly I couldn't have written this book if it didn't have a happy ending!"
Stanley has one more date left on his book-signing tour, April 25 at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, while Kiss, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month, is gearing up for summer tour with Def Leppard that starts June 23 in Salt Lake City.