First Lines Fridays – 18th December 2020

Hey everyone!
It is time for this week’s First Lines Fridays post!


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

The first lines of today’s chosen book are:

Playing hard rock music in the past decade is a bit like going into an Apple store and trying to sell someone a flip phone. I know that I have been very fortunate to make rock records and tour the world in Black Veil Brides and with my solo vehicle, Andy Black.


And the book is…

They Don’t Need To Understand by Andy Biersack (with Ryan J. Downey)

PURCHASE HERE (affiliate link): Amazon UK

Book Blurb:

Before he was the charismatic singer of Black Veil Brides and an accomplished solo artist under the Andy Black moniker, he was Andrew Dennis Biersack, an imaginative and creative kid in Cincinnati, Ohio, struggling with anxiety, fear, loneliness, and the impossible task of fitting in. With his trademark charm, clever wit, and insightful analysis, Biersack tells the story of his childhood and adolescence. The discovery of the artistic passions that would shape his life, and his decision to move to Hollywood after his 18th birthday to make his dreams come true, even when it meant living in his car to make it all a reality. It’s the origin story of one of modern rock’s most exciting young superheroes, from building miniature concerts with KISS action figures in his bedroom to making the RIAA gold-certified single “In the End” and connecting with passionate fans worldwide.


The first lines of this book are a bit of a giveaway if you know who Black Veil Brides, or Andy Black, but quite a lot of you probably won’t have a clue… I have been waiting what feels like forever for this book to be released, and it is finally here! Andy is one of my biggest inspirations, and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I can not wait to read this book, so if any of you need me, I’ll be in a corner, crying happy tears, with this book in my arms!


Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments!


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2 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays – 18th December 2020

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  1. Before I met you, Danni, I had no idea who the Black Veil Brides were and this is a travesty as I am from the greater Cincinnati area. But, now I am in love with Andy’s music and listen to it all the time. I will definitely be picking up this book.

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that! Glad you enjoy his music 🙂 He’s so incredibly talented, and he’s genuinely such a lovely guy too!

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