- Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper
- Available in: Paperback
- Published: June 1, 1989
This is the truest human behavior story to come out of this era of social unrest: a complex man and his struggle to follow what his background and character demanded; and a complex woman of quote a different background, who must reconcile her divided loyalties in a time of stress. I know of no greater human interest story. —Jud W. Phillips, Sr.
The most explosive story in rock ’n’ roll music. —David “Screamin’” Lord Sutch
Jerry Lee Lewis is a legend in the music business. A pioneer of the Memphis rock-a-billy sound of the 1950’s, he is one of the few musicians to have recorded more than 250 albums, all of which appeal to rock as well as to country-music audiences.
In 1957, two million copies of “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On” were sold, and Jerry was at the peak of his career. It was then that he met and married his thirteen-year-old cousin, Myra Brown, and scandalized a nation. His life—both professional and personal—would never be the same.
Great Balls of Fire is the complete and uncensored account of Jerry’s life told by Myra herself, the woman who knows and loves him best—a frank, very personal, and uncommon love story.