During a recent radio interview, Paul Stanley revealed that he will at last write his autobiography. Blabbermouth.net reported Stanley as saying, "This will come back to haunt me, because, of course, mine is in the works. Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself. I mean, George Orwell said that the autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction. How objective can you be when you are writing about yourself?"
He went on to explain, "I've seen people around me write books and somehow they're always in the center of everything that happened, they were the one who made it happen. There's been a lot of those books that didn't really interest me much. I thought Duff's (McKagan) book was great."
Stanley touched upon the fact that he's the last of the original Kiss lineup to put their version of the band's history in black and white: "I think it's terrific. Especially, it's funny, at this point, with the three other guys from the original lineup having written books. It's kind of like, 'OK, have you all said your piece? OK? Now let me tell you what happened.'"
Kiss fans had long given up on Stanley penning his memoirs after he told Australia's TheAge.com.au in 2007: "Tooting my own horn is of no interest to me. . . it takes you away from real life. It's a waste and I don't find a need to sing my own praises."
Paul Stanley can now add author to his long list of accomplishments. Over the years, his paintings have gone on a traveling exhibition and in 2007, his four-by-five-foot acrylic paintings earned the "starchild" a cool $2 million. Stanley told us that success apart from rock actually caught him off guard: "My art has become successful beyond anything I ever could've contemplated, 'cause I never started painting with the idea of anybody seeing it. It was purely for myself and it was something to let off steam outside of music. But it's turned into something very surprising to a lot of people -- me being one of them! And when your sales are in the millions, that's kind of staggering. And I'm of a believer that if you do something that connects in a pure way with your self, it will find its own audience."
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