My Effin' Life - Geddy Lee

My Effin' Life

By Geddy Lee

  • Release Date: 2023-11-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 116 Ratings


The long-awaited memoir, generously illustrated with never-before-seen photos, from the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Rush bassist, and New York Times bestselling author of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass.

Geddy Lee is one of rock and roll's most respected bassists. For nearly five decades, his playing and work as co-writer, vocalist and keyboardist has been an essential part of the success story of Canadian progressive rock trio Rush. Here for the first time is his account of life inside and outside the band.

Long before Rush accumulated more consecutive gold and platinum records than any rock band after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, before the seven Grammy nominations or the countless electrifying live performances across the globe, Geddy Lee was Gershon Eliezer Weinrib, after his grandfather was murdered in the Holocaust.

As he recounts the transformation, Lee looks back on his family, in particular his loving parents and their horrific experiences as teenagers during World War II.

He talks candidly about his childhood and the pursuit of music that led him to drop out of high school.

He tracks the history of Rush which, after early struggles, exploded into one of the most beloved bands of all time.

He shares intimate stories of his lifelong friendships with bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart—deeply mourning Peart’s recent passing—and reveals his obsessions in music and beyond.

This rich brew of honesty, humor, and loss makes for a uniquely poignant memoir.


  • Terrific book

    By riverchef42
    I enjoyed reading this book so much, that I read it again!
  • Lots to process…

    By CaptainFearful
    I’ve been a lifelong fan. Extremely inspired y and endlessly entertained. Also, for decades now someone trying to play the songs. This book gave a lot of insight into the man. Tears…
  • Thank you!

    By lmeador22
    Phenomenal book. Inspiring. Heartbreaking. Entertaining. Thought-provoking. Thank you, Geddy Lee, for all that you shared in this book, and thanks for all the music that you and the Eekes created and shared with us along the way. What an incredible journey.
  • Greatest love story

    By Rayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy1
    The story of Geddy’s parents meeting is the greatest love story you will ever hear.