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04 November 2009 @ 07:18 pm
Ville's in a new book  
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credit Jarmo Katila, scanned from the book "The Successful Rebel" by Tracey Cox


http://www.thesuccessfulrebel.com/ more information about the other people in the book.

The book is 163 pages long and the author's conversations with Ville are through out the book. Each chaper deals with a different subject matter, such as marriage, religion, relationships, childhood, business, life in general and even feminism. The premise is how you can be successful and stay true to yourself, never compromising your beliefs.

Here are 2 paragraphs from the introduction of the book, describing what it's all about
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There are many long, in depth conversations with Ville, here's just a small, personal excerpt.


Working musicians, especially those that are touring experience one of the most dissruptive, relationship killing schedules known to man. Ville Valo knows this all too well.

Ville: I'm occasionally fairly lonely, but let's say the occasional loneliness compared to the purgatory of a dysfunctional relationship....let's say I'm fine with the solitude right now.

Tracey: Absolutely, I completely understand. Being in a bad relationship is torture. I have an ex husband, and it was difficult for quite a while.

Ville: Yes, but it was probably some good times as well, to keep the whole thing going.

Tracey: Of course, but you dont go into it thinking "boy, I'd like to torture myself for a few years, so here I go".....

Ville: Some people do...


I really enjoyed the book and getting inside of Ville's thought process. If you have an extra $25 it's worth buying.

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I was so excited to get the book that I scared my kitty!
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elegy_69elegy_69 on November 5th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
The introduction goes on for 2 pages, that's just a small bit. She says at the end "let your freak flag fly" lol.
VillesBabyvillesbaby on November 5th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Who is the guy on his shirt?

And awesome his in a book
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(no subject) - honestdrinking on November 5th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
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hartagrmhartagrm on November 5th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Confused, is it avail now?
elegy_69elegy_69 on November 5th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
I ordered it last week from amazon. It's also on the Barnes and Nobel web site. I couldn't find it in any book store where I live.
(no subject) - hartagrm on November 5th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
~In Restless Dreams I Walked Alone~annoyedannushka on November 5th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
That's a nice pic. Cute kitty.
elegy_69elegy_69 on November 5th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Sorry about the bad scan. It's a small picture and it's printed on very thin paper. There's one more picture in the book, but it's nothing special, just a live shot from the 2007 VD tour.
mariana_lico on November 5th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
Glad it was money well spent. Gotta get my copy now, then.
lillithvalolillithvalo on November 5th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
O.O

*falls out of her chair*
hartagrmhartagrm on November 5th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Icon LOVE!!!! God that is the best pic ever :D
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humnabuzzhumnabuzz on November 5th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
just ordered it...thanks for the info
aunt_cheleaunt_chele on November 5th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
My kitty and I will be ordering ours very soon. I'll read it, he'll sleep on it. That's usually how it goes with any reading material I buy...
silverblue6silverblue6 on November 5th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
haha :) that's typical for cats *ROFL*
moon2787moon2787 on November 5th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
*adds book to list of "Things I Want For Christmas"*

Not only because the lovely Ville himself has somethings to say..it does seem like an interesting read :)
Valo Daily Galleriesv_d_galleries on November 5th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
It's a great picture and the book sounds like an interesting read. You've talked me into buying it. Thank you for posting.
helvillehelville on November 5th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
Even the bit I've read so far is extremely interesting! Thanks so much.
myemptyshellmysteriousgrrrl on November 5th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)
A bit expensive though isn't it?!?! But I'd love to read it, I must admit!!
robertaeggneckface on November 5th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
i put this on my Christmas list... thank you L sweetie =)
venomous_annievenomous_annie on November 5th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I gotta get that book!
have_666_mercyhave_666_mercy on November 5th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this review, elegy. I am absolutely ordering this book. I think that anyone who is unconventional in the slightest sense and trying to start a business or their education or figuring out what they want out of life would benefit from it. Plus, Ville interview... Need I say anything else?
nailedtoacross on November 5th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder, i had it on the list for Christmas :)
rogafurogafu on November 5th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Legality Pic....
Watching the legality pic I could only say....

...¡¡¡¡AY OMA QUE RICO!!!!!.....
Absolutly beautiful, love this pic, and the cover of the book too, but the book's cover pic doesn¡t wake up the beast within me...like Ville¡s images do...hehehe.

MUY BUENAS TARDE Y...UN BESO CORAZONES.
rogafurogafu on November 5th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Legality Pic....
iImean "BUENAS TARDES..." you see... I can't even write in my language...
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villittlegirl on November 5th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
i was waiting for this book - little holiday for me! big thanks!
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elegy_69: star smileelegy_69 on November 6th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
He's a good kitty, thank you
redvalentine666 on November 5th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for posting it! I absolutely have to get the book!!
silverblue6silverblue6 on November 5th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
That sounds really really good! If I can get it here I'll buy it instantly! The part of the introduction you posted made me very curious! Thanks a lot for posting :)

& Your cat is really cute :))
elegy_69: favoriteelegy_69 on November 6th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I scared him silly in that picture, thank you
pontiacgirlpontiacgirl on November 5th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for your kind words. I'm surprised that the book was delivered so fast. I haven't even recieved my shipment yet!

Do you think that you could possible post your sweet review on Amazon.com? It would be most appreciated.

And also, I'd like to ask that no one scans the whole book or just Ville's sections and posts them. Thank you in advance.

Tracey Cox xoxo
elegy_69elegy_69 on November 6th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
Thank you for writing this fantastic book! I hope is was ok to scan part of your introduction, if you say so I'll take the scan down.
I loved the book, thanks again.
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lovely_lonny: pregnantlovely_lonny on November 5th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Sounds good! I think I know what I'm gonna ask for Christmas this year!

ps Love the way your kitty looks! Like he's saying: WTF!?!
elegy_69: crazyelegy_69 on November 6th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
He's saying why are you screaming over this book lol
(no subject) - eggneckface on November 6th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
soof30soof30 on November 5th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for this info :)
added to the christmas list too :p
astoria_froggyastoria_froggy on November 5th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely pic ! Looks like your kitty is about to make his own comment. Thank you ;)