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WINNER OF FIVE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: NOT ONLY WOMEN BLEED• 2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Narrative Non-Fiction• 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: Non-Fiction: Narrative• 2013 IPPY Independent Publishers Book Award: Autobiography/Memoir•MoreWINNER OF FIVE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: NOT ONLY WOMEN BLEED• 2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Narrative Non-Fiction• 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: Non-Fiction: Narrative• 2013 IPPY Independent Publishers Book Award: Autobiography/Memoir• 2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS: Winner: Music and Performing Arts Categories• 2013 Foreword Book of The Year Awards: Finalist, Adult Non-Fiction, Performing Arts & MusicDick Wagner, “The Maestro of Rock,” is an award winning lead guitarist, songwriter, and author. Wagner’s songs and lead guitar have been featured on more than 200 albums, garnering more than 35 Platinum and Gold records, BMI songwriter awards, and more. In “Not Only Women Bleed, Vignettes from the Heart of a Rock Musician,” the “Maestro” shares a lifetime of experience as songwriter, lead guitarist, and musical director for international icons Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Air Supply, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and dozens more.Poignantly recounted stories of youthful days on the road, and years of hit recordings, contrast with emotional tales of drug abuse and addiction that led to near fatal health issues. After physical adversity left him disabled and “drying up in the desert,” Wagner finds enlightenment in the intensive care unit and takes the reader on a miraculous journey of courage and commitment. His return to live performance is an inspirational celebration of packed venues, overjoyed fans, and critical media acclaim.“Not Only Women Bleed” stands tall among a proliferation of memoirs about sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Supported by an edgy and ironic wit, Wagner creates rich visualizations that transport and envelop the reader in place and time. He delivers tales of reckless behavior and intimate debauchery with an emotional reverberation that resonates with a wide audience. The result is a hard-driving, heart-driven life scripture, vividly and joyfully conveyed.Informed, informative, entertaining, and candid, Not Only Women Bleed is highly recommended…and a must read to the legions of Dick Wagner fans with an interest in his life and times! THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWA fine new book...I think books like these—especially when penned by the performers themselves—will eventually be perceived as real jewels. Highly recommended. DAVE DIMARTINO, YAHOO MUSICAbsolutely anyone into rock and roll will find more than enough in both style and substance to enjoy Wagners trip into rocks dark and electric corners. If you can only read two or three good memoirs this year, Not Only Women Bleed should be on that list. Dr Wesley Britton, BOOKPLEASURES.COM“Its witty, artful, literate, sometimes cheeky...wistful and exuberant but, above all, musical. But that’s Dick in a sentence.” BOB EZRIN (Producer, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper)“The invisible virtuoso, guitar legend Dick Wagner bears his soul in his tightly presented new memoir, Not Only Women Bleed. James Campion, THE HUFFINGTON POST“Wagner takes the reader on a highly entertaining and compelling emotional roller-coaster ride that seemingly leaves no stone unturned. ‘Not Only Women Bleed’ is almost impossible to put down.” Ryan Sparks, CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED“Dick Wagner has forever projected an earthly musical spirit that is pure American R&R & R&B. He is one of the best guitarists in the world.” TED NUGENT, RockerName your all-time favorite rock guitar solos and chances are at least one of them will include the legendary Dick Wagner.