By Rick Bragg
New York Times Bestseller
The maximum Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the best rock and curler of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis—and will get his personal tale, from the resource, for the first actual time.
A enormous determine at the American panorama, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his formative years elevating hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the area with hit documents like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” that gave rock and roll its devil’s aspect; prompted riots and boycotts along with his incendiary performances; approximately scuttled his occupation by means of marrying his thirteen-year-old moment cousin—his 3rd spouse of 7; ran a decades-long marathon of substances, consuming, and ladies; approximately met his maker, two times; suffered the deaths of 2 sons and other halves, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with not anything however the broken-down piano he began with; played with every person from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to child Rock—and survived all of it to be hailed as “one of the main artistic and critical figures in American pop culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience.”
Jerry Lee Lewis: His personal Story is the Killer’s existence as he lived it, and as he shared it over years with our best bard of Southern existence: Rick Bragg. wealthy with Lewis’s personal phrases, framed via Bragg’s richly atmospheric narrative, , this can be the final nice untold rock-and-roll tale, come to existence at the page.