Facing the Music and Living to talk about it
By Nick Carter
Expected Publication: September 2013
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Bird Street Books
Source: Gifted through Netgalley for honest opinion
Genre: Non fiction
Synopsis from Goodreads
This book is Nick Carter’s autobiography and self-help hybrid in which he chronicles his struggles with a dysfunctional family and the unimaginable rigors of becoming an internationally successful pop-star at the age of 12. From his battle with addiction to serious health complications and the pain of his younger sister’s tragic death, Nick leaves nothing to the imagination and offers true and heartfelt advice to help readers overcome obstacles in their own lives.
Facing the Music is a must for Backstreet boy fans, It is part Self-help book part memoir. I was a huge fan of BSB back in the day my walls were covered with posters, as well as owning every album and video. I had no Idea the struggles that Nick Carter was facing. I believe that this book gives good insight into the life of a child star, the pressure to be perfect role model and then letting loose with partying and drugs. I commend Nick in having the guts to own up to his problems and In doing so he is hoping to save his siblings lives.
There have been a lot of celebrity deaths lately from overdoses including Nick’s sister last year. Nick was extremely lucky to have not ended up the same way, His story is honest, raw and heartbreaking and I hope that in the future he is able to stay clean and be the role model his younger siblings need.
- Nick Carter Defends Self-help Book Idea (contactmusic.com)