Peter Criss at a recent signing at Barnes & Noble in New York
Peter Criss' "Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of KISS" has landed at No. 7 on The New York Times bestseller list. Criss' book is the second top-selling music-related book in the hardcover nonfiction category this week, behind Rod Stewart's memoir "Rod."
The book was released Oct. 23, and Criss has been in the midst of a book signing tour/promotional campaign. His promo tour was recently hindered by Hurricane Sandy, which forced Criss to cancel his Tempe, Az., date.
Criss has scored the highest New York Times bestselling list position of the three original KISS members to make the list, besting previous books by Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons. Frehley landed at No. 10 with "No Regrets" on the list dated Nov. 20, 2011. Simmons' "KISS & Make-Up" peaked at No. 14 on the New York Times bestseller list dated Dec. 30, 2001.
As for Paul Stanley? He is reportedly at work on a book tentatively due in 2013, despite previous comments in 2007 saying that an "autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction."
KissFAQ congratulates Peter Criss on becoming a New York Times bestselling author!