My Life with Deth by David Ellefson & Joel McIver

My Life with Deth

By David Ellefson & Joel McIver

  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings
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One of the hardest headbangers of heavy metal shares his uplifting and empowering memoir about overcoming addiction and discovering a life of faith.

In My Life with Deth, cofounder and bassist of Mega­deth David Ellefson reveals the behind-the-scenes details of life in one of the world’s most popular heavy metal bands. If you’re looking for eye-opening revelations, they’re here, including the drug habits that brought the band members to their knees.

But My Life with Deth is far more than just another memoir of debauchery. Ellefson also shares the story of his faith journey, which began when he decided his only choice for survival was to get free from his addic­tion.

Whether religious or not, you’ll be enthralled and inspired by this tell-all book on discovering meaning in a life of rock and roll. You’ll find insightful comments from some of the biggest names in heavy metal, along with universal life lessons. With a delicate balance between humor and earnestness, anyone “can appreciate Ellefson’s unpretentious tone and the delightful irony of a serious Christian who helped define seriously heavy metal music” (Publisher’s Weekly).


  • My life with deth

    By Blakeb.34
    Such a great book for megadeth fans who want know the history of it all not even finished and it's still an amazing book, can't put it down! \m/ great book for any metalhead or not
  • Decent but less back slapping would have been good

    By Marconix1
    Having just read Dave Mustaine's book and knowing that he can at times be fairly opinionated I wanted to read this book to get a different perspective on how a lot of stuff went down in Megadeth. This book achieves that on some level but it's obvious Ellefson has made a conscious effort to tame down the sequence of events or revelation of personal feelings to preserve his relationship with Mustaine who was quite a bit less forgiving in his own bio. This was certainly still an enjoyable read but I could have done without all the kiss butt quotes from all his friends. Stuff like that belongs at the front of the book to help sell books, not throughout where it was distracting and sometimes irrelevant.
  • Mega David

    By Therealsaljon
    This book is for any metal head as well as a great faith book. Any Christian or some one looking for a spiritual break thru, this is a must read. Thank you David for sharing your testimony.
  • My Life with Deth

    By sick1sick2
    .....very honest book from a true ROCK STAR !!!! A great read !!!!