Thursday, November 22, 2012

Book Review: "Five Brothers" Discuss The Past Of New Kids On The Block

A brand new authorized biography from Simon & Schuster features one of the most popular, most successful boy bands of all time, the New Kids On The Block. The new book entitled “Five Brothers And A Million Sisters” was released on October 2nd and is the first authorized biography to include input from every member of the band. Author Nikki Van Noy does an excellent job digging for the most accurate accounts of what happened in their early days growing up in Boston and the formation of Nynuk. NKOTB recall their rise to fame following the release of their 1988 single “Please Don’t Go Girl” and how their lives changed with the success of their multi-platinum albums “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step.” They also discuss what went into each recording of those hit albums.

Not only does the book touch on the highs, but also the lows of the early to mid-nineties when their album “Face The Music” failed to crack the Top 20. It became hard for NKOTB and their die-hard fans to come to terms with the members of the group going their separate ways. But, their return to glory came almost 15 years later as they capped off an amazing comeback with a new album, “The Block,” successful tours and a career high, a sold-out show at Boston’s Fenway Park on June 11, 2011. The book also gets fans perspectives on how protective they are of their boy band.

The 275 page, hardcover book also contains 16 pages of high-glossy photos and little informational writings at the end of each chapter. To find out more about “New Kids On The Block: Five Brothers And A Million Sisters,” please visit or

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