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Gene Simmons returns with the long-awaited expanded paperback version of his bestseller to explain his unique philosophy of life in this funny, yet serious guide to getting more out of every aspect of life. What will you say right before they put you six feet under? "I wish I would have." "I wish I could have." "I wish I should have..." Or will you say: "I did it all. ThanGene Simmons returns with the long-awaited expanded paperback version of his bestseller to explain his unique philosophy of life in this funny, yet serious guide to getting more out of every aspect of life. What will you say right before they put you six feet under? "I wish I would have." "I wish I could have." "I wish I should have..." Or will you say: "I did it all. Thank you and good night." Illustrated in black and white throughout, and with a bound center insert of glossy color photos....

Title : Sex Money Kiss (Gene Simmons Family Jewels)
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ISBN : 9781597775021
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Number of Pages : 272 Pages
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Sex Money Kiss (Gene Simmons Family Jewels) Reviews

  • Karina Walters
    2018-11-15 09:56

    I really like Gene Simmons, and I really liked his other book - KISS and Make up. However, I couldn't stand reading this book. Halfway through, I got sick of reading all of the women-bashing, etc, that I needed to stop reading. Waste of time.

  • Ensiform
    2018-11-23 11:04

    A sort of “how-to” book, written in the larger-than-life, laughably shamelessly self-aggrandizing Gene Simmons way familiar to anyone who’s seen him on TV. I suppose you’d call Gene a stark realist: his advice is to look out for yourself at all times, work hard, make lots of money, and never put yourself in a position where money will be forcibly taken from you. Thus, don’t get married if you’re a man (but do if you’re a woman, because alimony is your ticket to riches). Gene’s views on the sexes can fairly be described as primitive: men aren’t meant to hold or nurture babies, men are meant to go out and hunt and kill, men’s sperms “shoot in a billion directions” so they aren’t wired for monogamy, etc etc --- all the typical “nature not nurture” arguments, if overly simplified. Gene’s views on this subject are doubtlessly skewed by his father having abandoned his family when he was young. On the other hand, a pre-nup is probably a good idea.In any case, his advice on money is at times on target (live at about half your earning potential, work hard and always save up for emergencies, pay cash when you can and don’t get strung out on credit and financing needlessly, work at the hobby you love in addition to a paying job). Some of it is a bit disconnected from the real world: how can the average person pay cash for their first house or car? Some people need credit, as crippling as interest rates may be. He also seems to think that most working people can simply opt to work weekends “at double or triple rates” --- sorry, Gene; most companies are as cheap as you and deny workers overtime at all costs. I suppose this is book will serve as self-help for very young people, the kind who max out on seven credit cards before they realize they actually have to pay for all that stuff... but for semi-intelligent people, this book isn’t a “how-to,” just mildly interesting for its self-aggrandizing American-dream, rags to riches story, as well as its light, humorous style (some humor unintentional). And I guess KISS’s fans will forgive Gene for bragging about how he charges them needlessly inflated prices (that he makes up on a whim) for KISS memorabilia.

  • Connie
    2018-11-25 13:09

    If you're a fan of Gene Simmons or KISS, I suggest you not read this review. It will probably make you mad, so you have been warned.That said, I want to clarify why I wanted to read this book: I was in a rock band myself in the late 70s, so I am very interested in that world. I have read quite a few bios in that genre. KISS was not a band I liked or admired in any way, shape, or form - to me they were a very highly successful garage band. Even Gene admits most band members out there know nothing about music. (I'm not one of them, by the way.)I also love biographies of nearly every kind, so I thought this one would fit the bill for a decent book. Boy, was I wrong. Gene Simmons is a vulgar creature. I won't even call him a man, because a real man has thoughts and feelings that extend beyond his wallet and penis. Gene cannot think of anything but his own sexual desires, his money, and bragging to the world how successful he is. He unabashedly admits his first love is money, money, and more money. Women are here to service him. Gene spends most of the time boasting about how much money he has made and at what age he accumulated it. He thinks himself a good role model for other young men, telling them to save every penny, make other people pay for your things, and use women left and right for your pleasure. He thinks marriage is for suckers and believes that everyone will eventually get a divorce. He does not believe in God, and his lack of morals and values are quite evident throughout the book. I listen to many of my books as I work on renovating my house. I took as much as I could until the fourth CD. When we got into "the perfect day for a man", which included a full day of sex acts with multiple women and lots of drinking, I had to turn it off. I couldn't take another minute of it. I borrowed this book from the library and didn't give him a dime to line his pockets. I've never thought he was attractive in any way, and this book clinched the ugliness that is Gene Simmons inside and out. I warned you.

  • Heather
    2018-11-15 17:58

    *Back-dating reviews based on snips I find*I can only start this by reiterating certain jists of what I wrote about Gene Simmons’ previous book: it certainly continues the vein of provoking an entrepreneurial longing. I’m skint (sort of) and as I read his words detailing his monetary success, I - once again – started trying to conjour up ventures to make me some money.Sadly, as of yet I’m still stumped. My mind drifted from business to rage quite a lot. I realise Gene put a disclaimer on his general overviews and that they would come off stereotypical and sexist, but jeez. I know he is an egotist – he even ended the book saying it should be called ‘ME’ because that’s what he cared about – but his holier-than-thou way of slamming things like the institution of marriage really, really pissed me off.I think I took everything with an added pinch of salt purely because he got married last year, so now I read all his words of ‘wisdom’ through the veil of his hypocrisy. I enjoyed the bits on business, really I did. I liked his insights and little mantras on how to get making money and utilise your time to the best means. What I didn’t like – in fact, hated – was his comments on women only wanting security from a man and using him for his money.I don’t care about marriage, I don’t care about having someone support me. I like being close to someone but both supporting ourselves separately. I will never – repeat NEVER – marry someone and expect them to support me. It just pisses me off – a lot. Had I written this last night when I actually finished the book then my targetting could be a lot more specific because I had a few full quotes ingrained in my head. Sadly, I started a new book today and – BAM! – they’re out of my head.One other thing I disliked about this book was the set up. There is nothing more I hate in a book than a page of photos that cuts in the middle of a sentence, so I have to flick pages ahead to continue then go back. This didn’t happen once or twice; it was every few pages. It was just irritating. Plus, I don’t need a block quote on every two or so pages. I am reading it. A quote from someone else, that’s fine, but quoting yourself every page is just ludicrous.Gene is a smart man and has an astute business mind and, when it boils down to it, that will always be what I like and respect most about him. However, this book was more of a lecture on how women are gold diggers and men should have the right to cheat based on their biology. On the fleeting moments discussing his business ventures and motivational snippets to the reader, I enjoyed it. In general, it makes me a cynic of a lot of things.He makes me cynical about the instituation of marriage (even though he is now hypocritical in this sense), he makes me cynical about being in a relationship by saying all women want to be exclusive and all meant will cheat. It’s just horrible. I felt like this reading his first book too. It brings up trust issues that were never there, because Gene Simmons has decided no girl is ever going to be good enough for a guy not to cheat on her…Oh, no, wait. He’s married and monogomous. I forgot. FURY. I’m moving on. Never going to read this book again unless I’m in a deliriously happy mood and seek to bring some rage out. So yes, that would be never.

  • Zac
    2018-11-19 15:07

    This book was pointless and stupid. Gene Simmons obviously made did this book just to make a buck as it as it is presented as an autobiographical/advice/success book but has no teeth or substance. The sell-out, greedy d-bag he comes across as on TV is evidently him as this book is exactly the same. But I am the dumb-ass that bought it.

  • John
    2018-11-14 16:54

    hmmm. got this for a fun read, but it really is a good bench-mark setting book. who would think of gene simmons as a motivational teacher. but then he did teach kids before he was in kiss. maybe not a book for alll girls, but definatley all guys

  • Denise Murphy
    2018-12-12 11:08

    Checked this out as an audiobook from the library. Nothing like listening to Gene Simmons giving advice on life. Don't know if it was its intent but it was like listening to a comedy show.

  • Julian Hayes
    2018-12-02 15:52

    Meh. Listening was funny at parts and I did appreciate the overall message of hard work and consistency being essential but that was about it.

  • Nat Saralamba
    2018-12-06 12:57

    Clever, full of confidence and somewhat bloated ego but love it! This guy sure knows what he's doing and talking about.

  • james
    2018-12-13 11:47

    1) theme of this book: Money.2) two books from former KISS members worth reading:a) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...b) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/94...3) a few words/thoughts for gene simmons written by THE greatest drummer in the world, Neil Peart (from Rush):"the theme i was grappling with was nothing less than the Meaning of Life, and i was pretty sure i had defined it: love and respect.love and respect, love and respect-i have been carrying those words around with me for two years, daring to consider that perhaps they convey the real meaning of life. beyond basic survival needs, everybody wants to be loved and respected. and neither is any good without the other. love without respect can be as cold as pity; respect without love can be as grim as fear.love and respect are the values in life that most contribute to "the pursuit of happiness"-and after, they are the greatest legacy we can leave behind. it's an elegy you'd like to hear with your own ears: "you were loved and respected."if even one person can say that about you, it's a worthy achievement, and if you can multiply that many times-well, that is true success.among materialists, a certain bumper sticker is emblematic: "he who dies with the most toys wins!"well, no-he or she who dies with the most love and respect wins...then there's love and respect for oneself-equally hard to achieve and maintain. most of us, deep down, are not as proud of ourselves as we might pretend, and the goal of bettering ourselves-at least partly by earning the love and respect of others-is a lifelong struggle.Philo of Alexandria gave us that generous principle that we have somehow succeeded in mostly ignoring for 2,000 years: "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."dear gene (and other kiss fans):not that you should or might give a shit. here are a few of my thoughts. (p.s. gene- i've purchased tons of kiss stuff and will continue to. i've already downloaded your very first book, and am considering purchasing KISStory I & II. you're welcome.)gene simmons is a shrewd business man. God (of thunder) - bless him. KISS is one of the, if not THE most successful businesses/enterprises. i applaud gene for his business skills and the HAPPINESS that kiss has brought me since i was 10 years old. i'm almost 47 years old. i am a "big" kiss fan. gene- i am fortunate enough to sit in the first 10 rows these days (again, you're welcome for my money; it was worth it) at any KISS show (usually the Garden), and you guys are ALWAYS great. my few thoughts to gene (my dime store philosophy):-money (usually) is great. more money, yes, is usually better.-too much of ANYTHING, is usually a bad thing. (no, i don't, nor will i ever have as much money as you. no i have not slept with as many women as you have. yes, i have no sexual diseases, yes, you carry some. maybe it was worth it.)-i'm a physician gene. money may buy you the BEST medical care, but it will not buy you health nor cure. e.g. pancreatic cancer, you're fucked. ovarian cancer, you're fucked. metastatic melanoma... FUCKED. all the money in the world won't save the ones you love (god forbid, your children).-yes, gene simmons can laugh and smile his way all the way to the bank.-gene: i know you don't buy this, but... money and more is NOT, the bottom line. my (ridiculous) opinion?one chapter that i did however find read quite true was Chapter Six: "Women are from Mars...". i must admit gene, you were "spot on" in this chapter. And i don't mean to imply that your shrewd business qualities in ALL the other chapters were incorrect. i applaude your shrewd business intellect. and i will always love KISS. which will keep you RICH.all the best,anthony

  • Bro. Dave
    2018-12-07 10:09

    The first 1/3 of this books seems like a lost gem of "self help" type books. Great motivation, etc. I actually took several pages of notes. part 2 is a rant on marriage. I just skipped this part. ( I love my wife.) Part 3 is a recap of how successful he is, but concludes with a comment revealing this book is not a "how to". Basically, he wants you to know, he shouldn't be rich, but he is because he worked so hard.I give part 1 - 5 starsPart 2 - square root of negative 1Part 3 - 3 stars if you are interested in KISS rock history.His love of money is disturbing. ( He makes his case ) But Ayn Rand did a superior job. So, I translate money for success, whatever it may be.The book focuses on his successes, but he does mention that he failed equal times.My thoughts are that he might succeed more if he was better at hiring qualified people. He claims to do as much work himself as he can. I get the cost savings, but hire good managers and then step out! Give yourself more time to dream up ways to be rich. Pay someone to execute.His desire to put others ( and their money ) at risk as to fund his projects - got down right disturbing. No way he would do the reverse.No regrets. Love to learn from people who succeed. The guy has an amazing work ethic and I'm going to apply some of this to my life as well.

  • Chris Stuvek
    2018-12-12 17:46

    I picked up this book for a quick candy read after finishing several heavier works. I figured I'd get a laugh out of some outrageous backstage KISS stories.Instead, the book is actually a call to young people on how to position themselves for professional success. Simmons prefaces the book with the admission that he never went to business school, but is simply presenting what he has accomplished through hard work and thriftiness.Some people will be turned off by his mantra that money is everything. Simmons illustrates how love really can't get you the things you want in life. Even with his millions, Simmons stresses how too many people use their resources on foolish things they don't really need and illustrates many of his ideals with examples from his own life -- e.g. He has been thrifty, alcohol and drug free, and works more than most people while Ace Frehley and Peter Criss never kept an eye on the big prize and lost everything to life's excesses.I actually recommend this to any teen-ager, especially boys. Mothers may be put off by Simmons's reputation and arrogance, but the message of the book should not be overlooked because of them. Simmons is a caring son who takes care of his mother and is a shrewd businessman who uses these pages to draw a map to success for today's deluded youth. I was surprised how much I enjoyed reading this book.

  • Sean
    2018-11-26 11:12

    Full of down-to-earth business advice. Gene is obviously a workaholic, but he doesn't apologize for that. In his mind, if he isn't working, then he is losing money. It is a little sad that he is so driven by making as much money as possible, but we all have to have something that motivates us.I docked the book a star because he tended to drone on and on about his feelings on marriage. It was simply, but well explained in several sections of the book. Even with that, he felt the need to include a chapter dedicated to pounding his ideas into our heads. It was just too much.Wrapping up - it is an interesting looking into a person who has made millions by being thrifty and motivated.

  • Jessa Franco
    2018-11-17 15:57

    A more apt title for this book would be "The Rambling of a Rock Star." This book basically details Simmons' philosophy on all things money, love, marriage, and employment, with a just a taste of Kiss' history. Honestly, Simmons has unique opinions and business practices that fit his lifestyle, but not necessarily everyone else's. You can get the basic of Simmons' philosophy in the first disc. The only reason to continue listening is for the segments on Kiss history. That part was fascinating and eye opening. For example, did you know that there are Kiss Condoms? Or that Kiss has the phrase "Kiss-Con" trademarked?

  • Tanya DeVries
    2018-12-07 12:47

    Everyone in their teen years should read this book and avoid some headaches, I think this book is more for professional / business success from Gene personal achievements than funny stories about KISS, I needed a book to make me forget from a current bad time I am having in my life, I can relate on the being a stranger in a Strange Land and trying to make it against the odds / stereotypes. In another context it talks about relationships and Gene later contradicted him self, I still would recommend people to read it and avoid those relationships that suck your time, including the money too.

  • Tyrus Wong
    2018-11-18 16:46

    See people, even the Demon can change!Married now; something he says in this book would never happen and for over 26 years, he immediately corrected anyone who asked how his "wife" Shannon was...I'm glad he listened to his heart and overcame his own demons, irony?...Visiting his father's grave during his 2010 reality show absolutely changed him so this book is now a great solemn tribute to his father and to his "new" wife Shannon and their great kids, Nick and Sophie!Great job and again, congratulations for being exactly who you are Gene; an American music icon and good man!

  • SouthWestZippy
    2018-12-10 16:06

    WOW Gene just can't get over himself on how much money he has and can make. I do like the fact he is up front with people and tells you what you are going to get. I don't like the fact he thinks everyone should be out for money. This was my first and will be my ONLY audio book. I have come to the conclusion I like to read books not listen. Sorry Gene spoiled it for me, I guess he should not have been my first.

  • Gato
    2018-12-05 13:54

    Gene and sex. Like PB&J, you can't deny they go together. Read this if you want a good giggle. A shameless self promoter of everything KISS, Gene should teach a university level marketing class. And, at least he's honest. Shannon Tweed has no one to blame but herself if she's dissatisfied (no pun intended) with their relationship. Every lady knows what she's getting,(at least personality-wise) with this character.

  • Nicole
    2018-12-03 18:06

    Enjoyed the first book, this one just rehashed certain points of Kiss And Makeup, and just gave me a headache. The title says it all, though it was mostly about money money money rather than the other two subjects. Got tired of listening how money is everything in the world and everything revolves around it.

  • John Walker
    2018-11-30 12:59

    Listened to the audiobook version which I found quite enjoyable - Gene is an excellent reader. I don't think this book will change your mind about Gene - if you hate him, you'll probably still hate him - but it does give you some insight into why he is the way he is. Recommended if you like Family Jewels or KISS. And if you don't, WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU??

  • Matthew
    2018-12-05 17:55

    In an age of consumerist greed, Michael Moore shedding light on the likes of the Government Goldman cronies, and cynical (though brilliant) works such as Conspiracy of an Economic Hitman, it is refreshing to see a perspective that can still work within the system and "stick it to the man" by becoming a better man...

  • Joshua
    2018-11-30 14:52

    Initially, I was intrigued by the author's writing style. Unfortunately, this turned around as quickly as my interest in his ideas on business and "making money". Not a book for those who disapprove of the overly confident cocky types.

  • Kathie
    2018-11-14 13:44

    Had to read. Love his show on A&E. It kills my that growing up adults thought they were Satan worshippers. He is nothing but a old,horny rich guy. His thoughts regarding life in general are right on the mark.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-14 12:59

    Hilarious read! Poor Gene is so out of touch with reality. I had to check the publication date to see if it was 1950 vs. the 21st century. He comes off as a pompous, sexist, misogynistic, miserly ass. His ideas and get-rich schemes are completely antiquated.

  • Dan
    2018-12-14 11:04

    I don't think much of Kiss' music but Gene Simmons is a very smart businessman. I give this book 3 stars because there is some very practical advice for how to succeed but parts of it strikes me as Machiavellian, which I'm not a fan of. This one is a mixed bag.

  • Shahryar Sadree
    2018-11-24 13:03

    Very entertaining. I have always loved Gene Simmons and Kiss. I actually had the opportunity to meet him and shake his hand at a book signing at UCLA during a book signing for this book. This book inspired me to pursue my own writing career.

  • Corey
    2018-12-05 14:08

    Not as good as the first book Gene wrote, but like eveything that Kiss has put out in the last ten years why didn't I think this would be any better... I have an autograph copy of this book in hard-back form. If anyone interested in buying it, it could be yours....

  • Jeremy
    2018-11-30 16:08

    What you greed is what you get. Gene $immons acquired his wealth through hard work, money saving, and business-smart endeavours. With his wealth comes power, with power comes status. A true success story.

  • Karen
    2018-11-27 13:56

    What can i say its Gene! Actually bought the book to donate to a fund raising auction as it is a special limite autographed edition. Took a peek at the first pages and I was hooked. Needless to say, I kept the book.

  • Mr. Pe Mr. Pe
    2018-11-15 14:07

    this is a great book and i recommend it to everyone