Richness of Content: The book clocks in at slightly over 300 pages. It of course includes photos as such books tend to do. The content itself, in the story and its telling is quite good. The stories and anecdotes contained within are interesting and give a wonderful look at some of Mr. Frehley's motivations and experiences. While it was a bit lighter on the KISS side of things than I would have liked I still found it an enjoyable read. // 8
Style: Mr. Frehley greets the reader like an old friend and tells his tale with an air of open humility that I found quite surprising. Though I doubt the book was written without the help of a professional ghost author I feel that the personality of Ace was kept intact. The style flows well and though the story goes into space occasionally I feel it apt given the subject matter. // 7
Overall Impression: I would like to say that while I enjoyed this book immensely there is a great deal of doubt in my mind that Mr. Frehley himself wrote each word. The style flows nicely enough and the language used is not what one would expect from him. These things alone tell me that he likely had a ghost author. There is nothing wrong with that, most celebrities do indeed have them these days so I've no problems with it.
Some of the things in the book are doubtful at best and others, to a hardcore Kiss fan like myself, are obviously false. Again, I truly have no problem with this as sensationalism and personal bias are so common in autobiographies.
Mr. Frehley is open and warm to the reader. He lets us in and with an outspoken and cavalier attitude gives us the "true" story. It is a brave and wonderful thing that he does, inviting us to look inside his motivations and some of the dirtiest secrets he's got. He makes no attempt at claiming to be perfect and owns his flaws and mistakes with an admirable amount of humility.
We all know that the members of KISS - Gene in particular - have no shortage of ego. With a rock and roll dynasty that names them as its kings I feel that their arrogance is deserved. Mr. Frehley however falls short in the ego department, revealing himself to be a very down-to-earth and refreshingly approachable person. In his memoir the style and content lead you to believe that at any moment he could walk through your door to hang out as a friend, rather than as some sort of untouchable god. At times the writing goes a bit into space but keeping in mind the author I believe it is a fitting literary device rather than a flaw.
Overall I would rate this as a good read and definitely one that any fan of Kiss should take a look at. Don't take his words too seriously but take them to heart all the same. // 8