This celebratory, personal volume includes hundreds of photographs - many never before published - as well as a selection of souvenirs and keepsakes from Petty's personal archives, all of which help to illustrate the songwriter's own description of his amazing life and career. Alongside the images is text that draws on personal tributes from artists and rock luminaries close to Petty (including Cameron Crowe, Johnny Depp, and Stevie Nicks), and Petty's own personal recollections from news interviews that have never before been published. For more than 30 years, Tom Petty has been writing and performing hit songs and rock and roll classics. He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. His music has been the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people who grew up in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Publication of this book coincides with the theatrical release of a "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" film documentary by Peter Bogdanovich and a four disc DVD/CD set.