At 240 pounds, Marvin Lee Aday was shunned by his friends' parents, who thought he was too fat to play with their kids. He was cruelly picked on by his classmates and even by his alcoholic father, who nicknamed him Meat Loaf. No one would have thought that such a childhood misfit would someday record the third best-selling album of all time. In this amazing story Meat Loaf reveals not only his stranger-than-fiction rags-to-riches tale of triumphing over adversity - he also tells how, when he hit bottom once again, he fought with every ounce of strength and courage he possessed to make his way back to the top. Illustrated with dozens of never-before-seen photographs, Meat Loaf's story is - like Meat Loaf himself - larger than life.