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“Although several books have been written about the artist, this one has a different perspective since it is Jimi's life as seen through the eyes of his younger brother, Leon. This highly readable book reveals the origin and meaning of many of the classic Hendrix tunes, which Jimi often played for his brother over the phone while he composed and was on the road. The complicated family dynamic, the culture of sex and drugs that came with Jimi's fame is also chronicled. This biography is being released just months before what would have been Jimi's 70th birthday.”
“Fortunately, this effort by Jimi Hendrix's younger brother is a mostly sweet remembrance of the rock legend, heavy on tales of their youthful adventures (and misadventures) as Leon and the brother everyone called "Buster" (after Flash Gordon serial actor Buster Crabbe and Jimi's love of science fiction) grew up under less than ideal circumstances….While other Hendrix books have concentrated on his roles as musical genius, troubled soul and visionary dead far too soon, this one celebrates the sweet, shy, protective older brother -- who just happened to wear crazy clothes and set his guitar on fire.”
"Drummer Seraphine, a founding member of Chicago, claims the band "always let the music do the talking." But now it's Seraphine's turn to blab. In his brutally honest memoir (the first by any Chicago member), Seraphine gives a lively insider's account of the music and history of a band that has sold more than 122 million albums. His stories-from the controversial departure of Peter Cetera; the band's multiple comebacks; and the hairpiece that saved his life one night in Nebraska, to the 1978 Russian roulette death of founding guitarist Terry Kath and Seraphine's own sacking by the band in 1990-will satisfy longtime fans of the band, whose famous logo often revealed more personality than its members. Seraphine is a natural storyteller..."
Adam Mitchell has previously worked in film and television production at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and the Nickelodeon Network. His first book, Street Player: My Chicago Story (Wiley), with legendary drummer Danny Seraphine was published in October 2010. Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story (Thomas Dunne), written with Jimi’s younger brother, Leon Hendrix, followed in May 2012. The book has also been translated and released in Sweden, Finland, Italy, Poland, and Brazil. In May of 2015, Book of Man: A Navy SEAL's Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood (SP Publishing) was released, written with Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden. Adam's most recent release is The Homes of Hope Story (YWAM Publishing), written with founder Sean Lambert about establishing a global housing movement for families in need.
While working with author Laura Morton, Adam has also contributed to or been acknowledged in twenty-eight other books, including six New York Times Bestsellers. He is a graduate of Boston University and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.