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From playing with Motley Crue to marrying Pamela Anderson to dating Pink, rock 'n' roll's most brazen bad boy exposes a lot more than his tattoos in this revealing look at life in the fast lane....

Title : Tommyland
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ISBN : 9781416502029
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 269 Pages
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Tommyland Reviews

  • Deanna
    2018-10-02 09:42

    There's a whole lot going on in Tommyland!Who co-narrates a book with their penis? Well, Tommy-Lee of course. By the time I read this memoir it had already been out for quite a few years (released in 2005). However, I still found that it addressed many of the things I had wondered about over the years. Yes, there is a lot of the usual sex, drugs and rock & roll, but there was other intriguing aspects included in this memoir. Tommy appears to have a good sense of humor and he doesn't seem to take himself too seriously (he even gives readers some intimacy tips). He shared a lot about his marriages, going to prison, the scandals, and of course the infamous sex tape. But there were also some very tender and emotional things shared about his relationship with his family and some of the tragic things that happened both privately and publicly. Hearing some of the things I had seen on the news from his point of view was very interesting and I felt that he came across as genuine and honest. My time in Tommyland was definitely entertaining.

  • Melissa
    2018-10-05 05:42

    A talking penis narrating a book. Digest that for a moment. Nothing is worse than when a man thinks with one head instead of another. I tried, in vain, to find a chapter "authored" by Tommy Lee instead of his penis. I love rock and roll stories from an artistic point of view and the only chapter I enjoyed was about his musical influences, which showed a glimmer of Lee's intelligence. Sadly, it was over too quick. For as long as his legendary member is, this story was short on depth and interest.

  • Shawna
    2018-09-29 07:36

    This book was not what I expected at all. There were some parts that were actually . . .touching. His description of how his parents met and fell in love, his devotion to his two boys, and how he stayed with his father as he was dying to make sure he was comfortable were very tender. Although a large portion of the book is sex, drugs, and rock & roll, it shows that there's more to him than just that. I also really liked how he's respectful towards both Heather Locklear and Pam Anderson and recognizes that it takes two to make a relationship work. He could have easily used this book as a means of lashing out at them, but instead he takes responsibility for his own faults and actions that led to the demise of both marriages.

  • Polina Traore
    2018-10-09 03:32

    First of all that is a straight five-star read. Why? Because those are just one person's thoughts on the life he's lived, and other stuff. Makes sense to either agree or disagree. It's all in the disclaimer, so just give it a quick look before either committing to the story, or walking away.I do have a habit of judging books by either the aftertaste they leave, or the amount of fun I had while reading them. This is by far one of the most fun reads, and I it's amazing, because there are no underdeveloped characters, most of the events are surreal, and overall it was a read worth spending 2 days on (and some bucks).So, if you decide to read it, get used to the fact that sometimes you would think "there it is, you said it, so true", and sometimes you would shake your head no, but you might learn something. It's also partly a more simple, not overdramatic look at the same events from the Dirt, and Heroin Diaries. Anyway, apparently it's time to move on to next autobiography).

  • Falina
    2018-10-22 07:36

    There's something especially magical about a really good book that you didn't intend to read, that you picked up on a whim simply because it fell into your path somehow. I remember years ago waiting for my then-boyfriend to finish whatever he was doing, and lazily picking up the copy of V for Vendetta he had lying on his bed. It's still one of my all-time favourite books. I read Tommyland in much the same way--someone lent it to my boyfriend, I saw it lying on the coffee table, and I idly picked it up and flipped to the first page--and got sucked into Tommy Lee's life, completely intrigued and eventually deeply impressed with his positive energy, his enthusiasm, his honesty, and his respect for others. I've never listened to his music, never watched his show, and I barely remember the media coverage surrounding his marriage to Pamela Anderson and his jail term. I probably won't look into any of those things any further, but now I can say that he wrote a really great book, that his life is fascinating, and that he's a truly compelling and likeable human being. Plus, he had great things to say about reading and about the search for meaning in life:"Don't worry, Oprah, I'm not going to start the Tommy Lee Book Club or anything, but if all you people out there have time to read a book (which I guess you do because you're reading this one), read a book that you find meaningful for one hour a day -- it's a great gift that you can easily give yourself. Hell, if that book is mine, I'm flattered. Reading is like vitamins for your soul. A good book can change your life as much as a perfect piece of music or an amazing painting. It can take your world and show you parts of it you might be missing. And don't you want to know as much about being a human as you can?I don't know, but it seems to me that people don't do anything unless something is broken. Trust me, I'm one of them. When you are in a bad way, you start looking for answers. You go to a shrink, you get religious. You call it soul-searching or whatever you want, but taking the time to ask yourself the big questions isn't a part of the regularly scheduled program.Those who have a child or a demanding job, or fuck, just trying to get the bills paid and get a nice comfortable life for themselves know how fast the days, weeks, and years go by. Finding time for yourself is a challenge, as dumb as that sounds. I learned the hard way that everyone needs to make time for themselves, even if it's just a few minutes. Do it. More important, it's the only way you'll know who you are, how you feel, and discover what you really want out of life. If you don't have those answers clear in your mind yet, don't worry, there's still time if you're still breathing. Time is all we have here, so make the most of it. If you need a regular reminder, check this shit out: www.deathclock.com. Get in touch with yourself so that you can truly, honestly, openly love and share the real you with whomever you choose. If you don't, that's a lonely life, my friends. You're walking through this world in a cell, just like I was, but it's worse-- it's a cell you can't even see." (pg. 181-2)

  • kelly
    2018-10-17 02:38

    If you read this book, I'll assume that you're as big of a Tommy Lee and Motley Crue fan as I am. If you're not into Tommy Lee, well, why did you read this? Dummy. Although he does discuss Motley Crue, that's not the point of this book. Most of this book focuses on Tommy and his life--his thoughts, his marriages, the infamous sex tape (of course), his time spent in prison, his children. A large part of this book is sex, drugs, and rock and roll but from this book it's clear that there's more to him than that. He never trashes Pam Anderson, and it's obvious that he still thinks very highly of his ex-wife Heather Locklear. He thoughtful, reflective, and completely acknowledges a lot of the mistakes he made in the past. He's a pretty deep person, and I actually appreciate him more for it. Why the three stars? It's not a well written rock bio, and at times I found myself skipping parts of it because he'd either already said it before or I just plain wasn't interested. But it's cool. I still love Tommy Lee.

  • Nicole
    2018-10-03 08:46

    I quite enjoyed this book, and absolutely loved the humour Mr Lee brought to this story. Also, his sincerity and fortrightness appealed to me. Mr Lee seems the type to tell a story the way it is (as far as possible and allowed in a book like this), no matter the rough bits, no matter how bad it makes him look.The way he explains being in jail and how hard it was, the birth of his children and his separation from his second wife - these explanations sound so real and sincere that they really shook me. Yes, I knew already that Tommy Lee is a real person with a real life, not just a drummer or a party person or a face on a cd cover. But now I feel I've had an actual glimpse of who that person is, and he's someone I'm happy to respect and read more of. For sure!

  • Susan Gottfried
    2018-09-22 09:55

    From http://rockread.westofmars.comI thought I knew what to expect from Tommy Lee’s Tommyland. After all, I’d devoured The Dirt, the autobiography of Tommy’s band, Motley Crue. I’d been transfixed and even a little transformed by Crue bassist Nikki Sixx’s The Heroin Diaries.And now, coming a little late to the party, I’ve got Tommyland in my hands. At last. And while I was expecting some of it — like tales of his first-ever girlfriend, who possessed a rather unique (ahem) talent — one thing I certainly hadn’t been prepared for was narrative asides in the style of a Greek chorus.Only, this Greek chorus is provided by Tommy’s penis.Yes, boys and girls, you read that right. I’ve got to note, too, that Tommy’s penis is quite the funny character. Maybe even a little bit wise, too.That’s not to say that Tommy himself isn’t funny or wise. He’s quite entertaining, in fact, and for the most part, Tommyland is quite readable. This is actually high praise; Tommy comes off as a regular guy. He’s got his fan-boy moments. He’s also got his rock star moments. But perhaps the most poignant moments involve the death of the little boy, Daniel, in the Tommyland pool during a birthday party.I remember that. I remember an awful lot of what happens in Tommyland, in fact, and I’m not the world’s biggest Crue fan. (Odd, given that I keep reading the books they put out.) Yet how could anyone miss the media circus that was his marriage to Pamela Anderson? The jail time Tommy served?Seeing it from the inside gave me what I was hoping for in this book — a new perspective. Tommy’s made me stop and consider how it feels to need to have a few personal moments, only to find a photographer parked in the tree outside your bedroom. It’s hard not to empathize with Tommy and Pamela at times. This from me, who admitted to liking the train wreck they seemed to be.I stand corrected. In fact, the romantic in me would love to see them figure out how to make it work — without the stresses they had to face, without the paparazzi, without the anger.I always pick up these music-themed books with the hopes that they’ll inspire my fiction, or teach me something new. From that standpoint, Tommyland succeeded; the paparazzi bits aren’t the only things I learned or was inspired by. Perhaps the biggest inspiration came in Tommy’s comments about the almost-constant lawsuits. It’s his off-hand manner, the way he dismisses them all with mentions of the legal fees; it’s quite telling. His relationship with music, too, is special. It’s what a number of my own fictional characters share, so to hear Tommy articulate it the way he does… wow. Nothing like the reinforcement that I’m on the right track with, for example, Mitchell. His relationship with his dad, the houseboat episode, is both touching and mind-blowing.Say what you will about Tommy Lee. I’ve got a newfound admiration for his gentle, tender side. He may be that bad-assed rocker we’ve all come to know and roll our eyes at, but there’s more to him. Much, much more.I can’t say I loved Tommyland the way I loved The Dirt, or the absolutely brilliant Heroin Diaries. This book didn’t knock my socks off the way both of those books did. I don’t think it’s meant to; it’s merely meant to be Tommy’s story. His life, his explanation of this wild ride he’d been on up to that point.I hope there’s a sequel, telling us what Tommy’s been up to since Tommyland came out. I won’t wait so long to read it.

  • Libby
    2018-10-02 02:33

    In the beginning of the book there is a warning that people with heart conditions, indigestion, strict morals etc should put the book down now. One of those conditions was pregnancy - despite being pregnant I forged on and ignored the warning and was glad that I did. I guess that people with prudish morals would find this book shocking - I loved it. I loved Tommys honesty, his raw, real description of his experiences. The thing that impressed me most was the mans passion and love for music...his insatiable love for women was also impressive and amusing...any man who co-writes a book with his penis could safely be called obsessed.I must admit that I was surprised to read about his upbringing and his parents as well as about his life as a family man. It was great reading about his side of all of the lawsuits and divorces as well. His jail time was also fascinating to read about. The fact that he took the time for some self-introspection and spirituality was fantastic. It was v.cool to see that he really enjoyed Conversations with God - a book that also dramatically changed my thinking on spirituality. I was also impressed by his attitude towards fame (as illustrated by the picture on the back cover), he acknowledges that public attention comes with the job and that he is a fair target, but he has set his boundaries around his home, his children, eating (and in a humerous example, going to the toilet) - and fair enough too.I read this one straight after Dave Navarro's self-destructive tome Don't try this at home - A Year in the Life of ... and the similarities and differences between the two rockstars was very interesting. They both are very passionate about what they do, both like to indulge in substance use, both have shared the same women (Carmen Electra and probably hundreds of others), both have branched out into solo careers etc etc. The main difference between the two that I could discern from the books is that Tommy has children and is familiar with all those wonderful things about what it means to be a dad...

  • Speeda
    2018-10-06 03:34

    Tommyland seems to fully capture the speaking voice and priorities of the drummer from Motley Crue. Where frequent narrative insertion from his penis -- denoted by a terrible decorative font and a jizz puddle each time -- is sort of funny, the co-author footnotes and editor asides are mostly useless. These devices and the melodramatic "caution!" intros meant to amplify that Tommy is just so "crase" put this book in the following rock auto/biography categories for me:-I Am Acutely Aware of My Rock Star Legacy And Want To Make Sure You Know I Partied The Hardest*-I'm An Insecure and Unreliable Narrator**-The Combination Of My Charisma and My Co-Author's Previously Mundane Life Is Encouraging My Co-Author To Morph Into Me***Tommyland also falls under these subgenres:-I'm Not Going To Talk About My Most Famous Band That Much (Focused on Terrible Side Projects)****-I'm Using This Book Deal To Woo Back My Co-Dependent Ex****-I Am Bragging About Something I Did To A Woman That Is Disturbing*****And that's all I have to say about that.--------------------------------------*See also: co-author Anthony Bozza's Slash, Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell**A confident person puts out something like Cash by Johnny Cash with no bs or disclaimers.***See also: Charles R. Cross during Cobain's Heavier Than Heaven, Neil Strauss's The Game, and Elliott Smith and the Big Nothing ****See: Scott Weiland's Not Dead and Not For Sale*****Force feeding Pam Anderson some Ecstasy isn't cute, it's Cosbyish.******Aren't anecdotal footnotes annoying?

  • Ed
    2018-10-12 07:35

    I'll need to cast my mind back for Tommyland. I would only recommend it for those truly interested in Tommy Lee himself. If you're wanting the general story of the drugs and chaos surrounding Motley Crue, then The Dirt is the only way to go.Don't go into this expecting a serious, thought-provoking memoir. You'll be disappointed. This is Tommy Lee, for goodness sake. The book sets a conversational tone, its sentences punctuated with 'dude's and 'bro's and various other Californian surfer-dude quips. Kudos to co-writer Anthony Bozza for managing to keep the thing sounding personal.You'll need a sense of humor for this book. Right from the beginning it becomes clear that we'll be hearing plenty of words of wisdom from none other than...er...Tommy's penis. There is an entire chapter dedicated to Tommy's sex tips, and another chapter singing the praises of Jagermeister.It's not all fun and games though. Tommy goes into more detail over his time in jail that he was able to in The Dirt, and perhaps the most moving part of the book is the account of his son's birthday party, where a six-year-old boy drowned in his swimming pool. Throughout it all, however, Tommy manages to keep an upbeat and optimistic attitude which makes a pleasant change from all the usual doom-and-gloom tales of woe you can pick up at your local bookstore.Despite all his bad press, I can't help but like Tommy Lee. Sure he may be an immature jerk sometimes but he clearly loves his kids and he loves life, so fair play to him!

  • Sarah
    2018-10-15 05:32

    Okay, first of all, if you’re writing a book and you’ve identified your own genitalia as a separate-from-you character with its own lines and independent thought process, I am automatically going to judge you a little bit. And not in a good way. Not that Tommy Lee would really care– clearly he’s the last person to give a shit about what other people think of him– but I had to throw it out there because it was SUPER WEIRD to read. Also super weird? I can’t decide if Tommy Lee is a perpetual, whimsical man-child or whether he has some obnoxious combination of histrionic and/or narcissistic personality traits. (Maybe both?) I found myself ultra conflicted. I admire his search for happiness and childlike wonderment at the world around him, and I think he’s probably a relatively good father given the way he talks about his children… But I also want to throttle him a little when he whines about not seeing the sun for weeks on end or forgetting how to interact with humankind after being celibate and “alone” in jail for 4 months. YOU HAD A GODDAMN PHONE IN YOUR CELL, TOMMY! YOUR ITTY-BITTY BLIP OF JAIL TIME WAS A SLIGHT INCONVENIENCE AT MOST!Overall this book was an easy read, largely pornographic, with a scant few moments of insight and inspiration. (Don’t ask me why I was expecting anything else…) If you’re into Motley Crue and/or rockstar memoirs, I’d stick with the Nikki Sixx productions. I suppose having been sober for 14 years may have saved Mr. Sixx a few more brain cells with which to tell his story. Sorry, Lee. Your penis ruined it for me.

  • Dawn
    2018-10-13 09:54

    I thought this book was really good. Granted, it's Tommy Lee, and for those that don't know Tommy Lee... I must say, this book is NOT APPROPRIATE for small children or the easily (or maybe not so easily) offended. He spends a great amount of the book talking to a certain part of his anatomy. He also offers a lot of "tips" that most can do without, including myself. But, the rest of the book makes up for this, in my opinion. It's also a smallish book (at less than 300 pages) so the book didn't have long enough to get on my nerves. :)Lee talks a lot about his music and I really like that. Many autobiographies talk a lot about mess you don't really care to hear about. He also talks about his former marriages, his drug addiction battle, his encounters with the law and the extremely sad child drowning incident at his house. I don't feel like he uses this book to vent as much as to "set the story straight" or at least to get his perspective out. I like that. We all have our own "truths" and I feel like he expressed his as best he could in this book.

  • Hanaa
    2018-10-06 05:37

    [2.5/5]Uh, the cover is pretty. Well, by now I've read all if not most of the biographies/memoirs on Mötley Crüe and this one is my least favourite. I kind of want to re-read the other ones so I can keep better (read: filthier) memories. Mötley Crüe is not my favourite band. Hell, I don't listen to them regularly, but seeing as I love a good music-related memoir, I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to read this. I love famous junkies (teenage me loves junkies) and I always enjoy reading about their excessive life in the industry. It's dirty but real. I love it. This one fell short and that's probably because Tommy's dick seemed to have a lot more dialogue than I was expecting. His personality, which shines beautifully here, does not mesh with mine. I...I felt like a 15 year old boy wrote this.Not sure what else to say but I think it's worth it to check out -- I've learned a little bit from Tommy, especially about the handy uses of celery.

  • Vanessa Owens
    2018-10-21 02:55

    You can say what you want, most of the reviews I read on this book are horrible. I think perhaps I looked at this in a whole different way, yes I am a Crüe fan and I've always loved Tommy Lee but I've never been one to stick my nose in the papers and TMZ and the rest of that garbage, I believe that the rich, famous should be allowed to live their own lives without the media, fans, and paparazzi up their asses. This writing opened my eyes up, and what it showed me was not the life of a famous rock star gloating about how rich and glamorous he lives, I saw Tommy Lee as an actual normal person just like the rest of us living his life one day at a time, step by step, with feelings, mistakes, and problems just like the rest of us. He's like the boy next door, only difference is the boy next door doesn't have the balls to openly admit what Tommy Lee did. Loved this book and by far one of my favorites!

  • Erin Ashley
    2018-10-12 05:45

    Okay, I don't care what people think of Tommy Lee. To me he is a legend, an absolute lunatic and a very intelligent man. Combine them all together and you get the maniac that is Tommy Lee. Most times his book was vulgar and crude, he did terrible things to himself and sometimes others, but this book wouldn't have been what it was if he hadn't been able to write it how he wanted to write it. I loved his tales of the Motley days and all the crazy shit they got up to. I think my favourite part of the book was when he descibed his time in jail, it really made me feel for him and just what he went through. In the end he concluded everything into his own wise words of wisdom and they really stuck with me. TommyLand was a page turner and I would read it again many times over. This is another guy I would love to meet. Strike that, I think I just need to meet the whole of Motley fucking Crue ;)

  • Chip'sBookBinge
    2018-09-29 09:33

    I won't even say this is a book review given the fact that I couldn't even get past Chapter 2. I knew this would be a very difficult book to get through, based solely on the introduction which centers around Tommy Lee having a full on conversation with his dick. Yes, his dick actually talks back to him. Ugh. By the middle of Chapter 2 I knew this book wasn't long for this world. Well, my world anyway. I love to read and will stick with pretty much any book that I start, but this is the first time in years that I actually quit a book. This is just something I don't do: quit. Also, even though I didn't get that far in reading the book, I hated those sidebars or what I call "intrusions" from the co-author of the book. This makes it even more of a reason not to continue onward.I can only recommend this book to those that want to torture themselves. You've been warned

  • Andy
    2018-10-01 08:52

    Tommy Lee's memoirs, co-narrarated by his penis. No kidding. I suppose if my prick called me "homie" I'd let him/it co-narrarate my memoirs, too. I'm totally on board with his philosophy on shaving armpits, though. I shave mine too, I can't stand all that sweat foliage flying around. So this book has some serious style tips. Rock on, Prick King.

  • Gato
    2018-10-17 08:47

    Possibly the worst rock star memoir I have ever read. Written on a first grade reading level - and the fact that much of the tale is told by Tommy's penis? Puhleeze. I used to love his bright silly personality - now I think he is a complete dope.

  • Jennie
    2018-10-20 03:41

    Yes, this book is co-narrated by Tommy Lee's penis (the switch in voice is denoted by a change to "No Fear" font). However, there is too much telling of the "I did this and then I did that" variety for the book to be an interesting read. Big disappointment!

  • Patrick Hulick
    2018-10-03 02:44

    Tommy Lee,great drummer, he diserves a great book and well... he got one.

  • Sarah Thompson
    2018-10-15 03:32

    Literary garbage. I was hoping to read about Tommy, one of the best drummers alive, and all I read was a perspective narrated by his penis. Absolute garbage.

  • Crystal
    2018-09-25 04:34

    This is a pretty crazy book. Very detailed on certain things that might scare some people. But than again those people shouldn't be reading his book. Over all it's pretty good.

  • Darcie
    2018-09-30 04:55

    This was, quite possibly, the filthiest book I've ever read. And I learned A LOT.

  • Charissa
    2018-10-14 05:31

    This is easily one of my new favorite rock star biographies. I can't say that I had much for expectations, because I have already read The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries. Often, I find that the group collaborates on telling their story and at a later date they part ways and do the same thing solo. Unfortunately, it can become quite repetitive and I find that they dwell more on their time as a group and it becomes nothing more than the same story written in greater detail from their point of view. This was anything but that. While Tommy obviously discusses Motley Crue and they are mentioned many times throughout, they are not the focal point of this story. From the very beginning, this was very much Tommy's story. It was very interesting to learn more about him and what makes him tick.In addition, I very much enjoyed the style in which this book is written (I'm not certain if Tommy or Anthony Bozza deserves this credit). Each chapter is dedicated to a specific time in his life, and while it does jump back and forth a bit it does so in a way that allows you to stay focused and follow where he's going.Reader beware though - avoid this one if you are easily offended. This really is an absolute tell all, and there is no stone left unturned.

  • Charity
    2018-09-26 01:57

    *3.5 When I first started reading this book and Tommy Lee was having a pages-long, detailed conversation with his penis, I thought about just putting it down. I mean, how entertaining can that be for anyone who's not a 12-year-old boy? And, I'd just finished Nikki Sixx's "Heroin Diaries" a few weeks before, which was extremely well written and meaningful; comparatively, it was initially painful. But, I pushed ahead and was mostly glad I did. It seems when Mr. Lee had to spend several months in lockup, primarily in solitary because of his notoriety, he dug a little deeper. He shared books he's read over and over and talked about how the books and the philosophies they espoused helped him through some dark days both in prison and after he was released. It made me see him as something other, something more, than a crazy rock-and-roll drummer. I can't imagine encouraging someone who wasn't already a die-hard Motley fan to read this but if you are, it's worth your time.

  • Marisa
    2018-09-26 04:51

    Read The Dirt: Confessions.... instead. Sadly, this book showcases the young, juvenile mind of Tommy Lee. It has basically all the same information in Dirt as well. Boring.

  • Becky Wrobbel
    2018-09-22 02:54

    It was ok. I liked The Dirt a whole lot more.

  • Robin Berman
    2018-10-16 01:56

    very interesting book! Really cool and talented smart guy.

  • Cheryl
    2018-09-30 06:33

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