Dee Snider, the peroxide blond, eyeshadow-wearing singer from '80s rock band Twisted Sister, has laid pen to paper to write his autobiography. Anybody watching one of his performances would have naturally assumed he was just another crazy rocker spending his time drinking and carousing and messing around with women. But that's not who Snider was.
In his new book, he talks about his roots and where he is today.
Snider talks about his childhood and singing in school choirs. He made the leap to rock by listening to Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper.
When he met Jay Jay French and formed Twisted Sister, his future had been revealed--and
that future was not always rosy. Detailed are the many disappointments the band experienced and the group's struggles to make it. But Snider is a clever wordsmith
(and an honest one), and there are enough anecdotes and memories here to satisfy the rocker in you.
But the author is about much more than singing in a rock and roll band. He tells of his interactions with Washington, D.C., and the Parents Resource Music Center (PMRC) when Tipper Gore wanted to label albums with a sticker warning of bad language.
He talks about being embraced by Howard Stern and ultimately landing a deejay gig on his own show,
The House of Hair.
He is a funny man and brutally observant. You'll want to read this one.