Johnny Ramone took the band in the same way a responsible person would approach a job: seriously, with great determination and absolute dedication. There wasn't time to have fun playing for the best punk-rock band ever: Johnny was mainly focus in getting the job done and reach his money target to get retired. Proudly American, close-fist, hard to deal with and no keen to find any middle ground, Johnny Ramone describes his years in the band as a long journey, on a difficult and constantly stressful road. Probably this doesn't sound very romantic for a punk-rock legend but he felt responsible for keeping to Ramones together - and most likely he was often the only clear-minded in the band. In his biography, he speaks loud and clear, without leaving any room for imagination. Diplomacy is an unknown word in Johnny's vocabulary: he defines himself as a "criminal" speaking about his teen years and he has no shame to be straightforward in every topic (i.e., speaking about France he says <<I couldn't believe how bad it was. That's probably the closest I ever came to having thoughts of killing myself. Being in France, the first time, I thought, "This is the most miserable thing imaginable">>. Johnny doesn't miss the chance to speak his mind also about the other band members and he is pretty intense on his opinions, in particular in the last bitter chapter. In a nutshell, Johnny didn't make any peace with his past - and this is pretty tough, especially thinking that this biography was written when he was already seriously ill. That's Johnny Ramone attitude: neat, direct, clear, with no frills - take it or leave it. You can be sure he won't care about what you think.