«Me»: A brilliant biography of someone we all kind of feel like we know. It is well written and it doesn’t pull any punches about what Elton John’s life has been like.

In his only official autobiography, music icon Elton John writes about his extraordinary life. Which is also the subject of the film Rocketman.

Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner. And who dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was on his first tour of America. Facing an astonished audience in his tight silver hotpants, bare legs and a T-shirt with ROCK AND ROLL emblazoned across it in sequins.

Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again.

His life has been full of drama. From the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin. To spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar. From half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool. To disco-dancing with the Queen. Friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael. Setting up his AIDS Foundation.

All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade.

In Me Elton also writes about getting clean and changing his life. About finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father.