Sex Money Kiss Paperback – Jun 1 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
The legendary lothario of the rock band Kiss believes that the most important things in life are money, sex and more money-and he repeats variations on this theme in this highly entertaining book, which that covers much of the same autobiographical ground as his successful KISS and Make-Up, albeit with a different slant. Simmons readily admits that "just because I stick out my tongue a lot and spit fire doesn't mean I have any qualifications to advise anyone on relationship, money or career issues." What he does have is a highly successful rock band and, apparently, a highly developed ego, and he uses both to present a philosophy of work that is rooted, some would say ironically, in traditional Puritan virtues-work hard, save your money, don't smoke, don't drink, don't get high, equate time with money and know that being rich is better than being poor. His example of a successful man is his equally hard-working Kiss partner Paul Stanley; as in his first book, Simmons trashes the bad habits of his other bandmates. His view of the sexes, however, is Neanderthal: the "power of women is completely based on whether she can attract a man, biologically speaking," while "the power of man is in achieving wealth and `killing things' so we can come back to the cave with a big piece of meat over our shoulder." This belief translates into Simmons's main financial advice: "The worst thing a man can do, financially and biologically speaking, is to get married." His messages are bound to resonate with the book's prime target audience: not-so-young professional guys. 24 pages of color photos; b&w photos throughout.
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Having said all this, I can say that the book has value for anyone seeking to understand a method for maintaining some sense of financial success while reaching for their dream, be it rock stardom, weekend gardener, the acquisition of wealth or whatever.Read more ›
Early on, Simmons still goes into details in his life as his childhood in Haifa, coming to America, making it big with KISS but that's mostly as a short introduction and then he moves on to the purposes of the books: being a self-help guide and offer a look at the entrepreneur that Simmons is. Simmons often references different periods of his life when he tries to make a point or offer an example whenever he thinks applies and generally they apply to the situation really well. He draws from personal experience to demonstrate this and that.Read more ›
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Gene Simmons does it again, with his second book: SEX MONEY KISS. He has written another great piece of work! Plus, his philosophy is now accessible to the public! Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by Maxon Cox
There's something almost heroic about Gene's single-minded ability to gouge as much money from his fans as possible.
But the results don't lie. Read more
Ok, here's the deal with this book (and his other "Kiss and Make-Up"): his philosophy is based on a typical I-was-poor-as-a-child-and-now-i'm-rich approach. Read morePublished on March 20 2004
I enjoyed the book quite a bit because I bought it with the mindset of reading something fun and entertaining, which Gene Simmons usually is. So therefore, I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by JSwags
Gene is a money gruber much like myself, he makes good points of common sense. this is a good book to lite a fire under your... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004
Eat less? Why does he have fat kids!? Spend less, save your money?? Why is Kiss releasing all kinds of Greatest Hits albums over and over again??? Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Marc
After reading "Sex Money Kiss" it is obvious that Gene Simmons enjoyed writing this book even more than his autobiography "Kiss and Make-Up. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2003 by M. McClellan
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