Desmond Child is the ultimatehitmaker, contributing to some of the biggest smash global hits that helped ignitethe success of music icons KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, RickyMartin, Katy Perry, and countless others. In Livin’ On A Prayer, hereveals how he climbed his way to the top and beyond amid extraordinarycircumstances and shares his very personal and unbelievable journey that shapedhim into an artist of international renown.
For over half a century,Desmond Child has collaborated with the world’s most celebrated artistscreating timeless hits, such as Bon Jovi’s “Livin' On A Prayer” and “You GiveLove A Bad Name” as well as Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and “The CupOf Life” amongst his vast catalog. But in Livin’ On A Prayer,Desmond himself takes center stage to share his transformational story frommisfit outsider to cultural pacesetter.
In collaboration withlegendary music biographer David Ritz, Child recounts his unconventionalupbringing as his colorful family fled Cuba in the 1960s and fell into poverty.He details his shocking discovery at age 18 that the man he called “dad” wasnot his biological father after all, and he courageously bares his soul aboutnavigating the trials of being a Latino gay man in the macho world of rock androll. His is a story of willing himself to succeed and overcome impossible oddsto establish himself as one of the most influential composers and lyricists ofall time.