KISS’ Paul Stanley Addresses Birth Defect and Partial Deafness in New Memoir
KISS guitarist- vocalist Paul Stanley has penned his official autobiography.
“Face the Music: A Life Exposed” is being released April 22, 2014. Along with triumphant stories of rock stardom, Stanley addresses his struggles with Microtia and deafness in his right ear.
Out of the original KISS lineup, Stanley is the final member to release his personal memoir.
KISS’ ‘Starchild’ promises the book won’t simply be a piece of narcissism.
“I think I took a tact different than a lot of these books,” Stanley told the Pulse of Radio. “Y’know, rock n’ roll autobiographies tend to be a love letter — to the author. And they tend to be about how smart and creative and how this person was responsible for the creation of the world. And if that were the tact for the book, I never would’ve written the book.”
Stanley’s Microtia, which is defined as “an absence of the external ear with a small peanut-like vestige structure and an absence of the external ear canal and ear drum,” is also addressed in the memoir.
“My book is about my life starting from the very beginning and certainly a certain amount of adversity and having a birth defect and being deaf on one side and the family that I came from,” he said. “Certainly people have had more adversity in their lives — and some less — but I, I would think some people would get a certain amount of inspiration and a sense that positivity and belief in yourself will ultimately lead you to a great place.” [via Blabbermouth]