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By Jake Shears

within the bestselling culture of Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Patti Smith’s Just Kids, and Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Makes Me a latest Girl, the lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling band Scissor Sisters explores his evolution as a tender artist: coming of age within the Pacific Northwest and Arizona, his access into ny City’s electrifying, ever-changing tune scene, and the Scissor Sisters’ upward push as they reached overseas reputation within the early 2000s.

Before hitting the level because the lead singer of the long-lasting glam rock band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears used to be Jason Sellards, a teenage boy in Arizona residing a double lifestyles and not able to conceal it from now on, leading to a complicated and confining time in highschool as his classmates bullied him and lecturers confirmed little sympathy.

It wasn’t until eventually years later, in the course of a visit to go to a adolescence good friend in manhattan urban, that Jake met a skilled musician nicknamed Babydaddy—the level identify of Scott Hoffman. Jake had chanced on a kindred spirit, an individual thirsting for stardom and freedom. Their immediate bond led them to shape Scissor Sisters. First acting within the smoky homosexual nightclubs of latest York urban, then discovering giant good fortune within the uk, Scissor Sisters might turn into respected by way of the LGBTQ group, achieve platinum prestige, and in addition win a number of accolades with hits like “Take Your Mama” and “I Don’t consider Like Dancin’,” in addition to their cult-favorite hide of crimson Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.”

Candid and brave, Shears’s writing sings with an analogous robust, lively presence that he brings to his dwell performances. Following his improvement from a misfit boy who grew to a stunning rock superstar, this unique and evocative memoir could be an thought to someone with choice and a dream.

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