Living an Exuberant Life: Sly Stone's New Memoir

An iconic musician, Sly Stone has had an interesting, yet turbulent career.

Oct 8, 2023 - 22:57
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Living an Exuberant Life: Sly Stone's New Memoir

An iconic musician, Sly Stone has had an interesting, yet turbulent career. He has been visible to the public in both positive and negative lights, with his highs easily matched by his lows. Now, he has written a memoir to paint a clearer picture of his life and his journey.

The new book, “Takin’ It to the Stage: The Story of Sly and The Family Stone” pieces together the many parts of Sly’s life, including his rise to fame and the memorable music he created. It traces the origins of Sly and the Family Stone and takes readers through the sixties and seventies, the era where funk and soul music took the world by storm. It’s been edited by his daughter, Tyka Stone, and covers many topics from his life as a musician to his addiction struggles.

The memoir demonstrates how the band was able to capture the spirit of the times and move audiences, as well as what led to it’s quick break-up. Sly offers her readers insight on his motivations and his work ethic. He says, “If you want to make something that is real, you have to work on it for a long time. It can’t be something that you just throw together.”

The book is an interesting look into the mind of an iconic musician and his indulgent life. It takes readers on a remarkable journey through Sly Stone’s life, reflecting both the good and the bad. With this book, fans can truly get to know the man behind the music.