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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikki Sixx Narrator: Nikki Sixx Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780062067937
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This is Gonna Hurt is music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries. A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, This is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of a real rock star at a stark, post-addiction world. Download and start listening now!

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  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherri Chastain | 2/20/2014

    " A little self indulgent but I do find this man's life very interesting. The photography is a little what you might call unusual. But it was very eye catching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.L. Waddington | 2/15/2014

    " A continuing story of a man who is an inspiration to everyone and still showing no signs of slowing down. Nikki Sixx is a true hero, one of a kind with a heart of gold that sees the beauty in everything and everyone!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 2/15/2014

    " This book was ok. I don't have much to say about it that hasn't been said already. One thing that drove me crazy was that the titles of the photos were in teeny tiny print that I could not read with my aging eyes. In addition there was intermittent red printing on a black background that was hard to make out as well. My eyes ached by the end of the book. Nikki sounds almost happy and is definitely in recovery and he will tell anyone who reads this book ALL about it (sometimes ad nauseum). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magnus Englund | 2/12/2014

    " Awesome book! Nikki got so much to tell us.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty Gildea | 2/8/2014

    " I love anything Nikki does. So honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessymoncelli | 2/2/2014

    " I can not give my appreciation for the moment because I just started reading "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx". On the other hand , I just finished "The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star of Nikki Sixx".I loved this book and I devoured it! my first impressions are that the second book is also excellent than the first! I find it hard to interrupt my reading!I invite you to do like me, you will not regret it! I pledge to give my final impression as soon as I finished my reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Constance O'brien | 2/1/2014

    " As promised in the beginning, it hurt. This book was not at all what I anticipated. It was better. Whether a Crue or Sixx fan, it doesn't matter. This book is about acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness and learning about yourself. Then getting up off your ass and doing something. Pretty damn impressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 1/30/2014

    " This is a beautiful blend of art. It is so eye opening to be guided through this dark world, and learn to find the beauty in even the most broken, corrupt things. This book it amazing on its own, yet can also be coupled with the amazing soundtrack. Its a new direction from the Heroin Diaries, but is just as good, if not better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie O'Hanlon | 12/28/2013

    " So inspirational! Truly, it changed my outlook on things, it's so amazing & the photography is both beautiful and thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elis | 12/27/2013

    " Thanks to Nikki Sixx for this amazing book. It's very honest and impiring. I was very impression and I took each word to my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 12/4/2013

    " Complete different approach than heroin diaries. Such a motivational book (for a rock lifestyle wannabe). Great new outlook on spiritual growth and stories about life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 11/1/2013

    " Loved it! funny and deep. loved it, loved it, loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 10/25/2013

    " Another terrific book by Nikki. He lets you into his private world so eloquently. He makes me laugh and makes me cry. Photographs are great! He's got a terrific eye. Accompanying CD is fantastic also! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly (Gladriel Fae) | 7/14/2013

    " It's Nikki Sixx.. what more can I say? His photography is amazing and I can't wait to see more from him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 6/22/2013

    " <3 Nikki Sixx!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 2/26/2013

    " I am a photographer so I enjoyed his take on photography. If you are a Nikki Sixx or Sixx AM fan.... a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi | 1/26/2013

    " Absolutely amazing. so life changing. must read! mainly just about Nikkis life after drugs and his photography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci | 12/25/2012

    " Wow! Amazing! read it in an afternoon, if that's any indication of how good it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Converse | 11/3/2012

    " Honest and a good author to learn from! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami Lyn | 9/16/2012

    " great book, went to Book signing, met Nikki and got my book signed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 5/29/2012

    " Despite having OD'd a couple times, I have found a new respect for Nikki Sixx. He may appear as a strung out rocker, but his most recent book left me wanting to know more. His photography is intriguing yet morbid. He was right when he said that you don't want to stare, but you can't help it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 4/20/2012

    " A good majority of the text was cliche and he retold a few Motley stories, but the pictures were great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 8/30/2011

    " I <3 him!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melea | 5/21/2011

    " I'm fascinated by Nikki Sixx. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 5/15/2011

    " A good majority of the text was cliche and he retold a few Motley stories, but the pictures were great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 5/10/2011

    " The photography is amazing and the writing inspirational. I would recommend this book to everyone.... whether you are a Nikki Sixx fan or not. It really makes you take a look at what is truly important in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dalton | 5/4/2011

    " Thus far, This book has completely changed my perspective on the way I few life.
    In the end, everyone is beautiful.
    No matter what flaws they have.
    I guess, That's what TRULY makes them "Beautiful". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 5/3/2011

    " I never ever thought this man would change my views on anything, I was wrong. Thanks Nikki. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayne | 4/29/2011

    " This book was AMAZING. I think Nikki Sixx has a really interesting way of looking at the world, and I loved reading the things he had to say about life. I also loved the photography in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/27/2011

    " Heroin Diaries was much better, some good pix in here though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci | 4/20/2011

    " Wow! Amazing! read it in an afternoon, if that's any indication of how good it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/16/2011

    " As dark as this books looks, it is full of positivity. It made me smile, it made me think. After reading The Heroine Diaries, this is a different world that Nikki Sixx is living in and he is enjoying every moment. "

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About the Author
Author Nikki Sixx

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe, the legendary rock band he started with Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. Today he is the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, and a coauthor of the Mötley Crüe book, The Dirt. Nikki Sixx is also a nationally syndicated radio host of Sixx Sense, writer, artist, photographer, and still loyal member of the Crüe.