"Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top" was released on June 30, 2009 through HarperCollins. In the book, Kramer, a founding member and drummer of Aerosmith, courageously tells the world how he has wrestled with depression
In 1997, amidst Aerosmith's sold-out world tour and No. 1 album release, Joey revealed in an interview his ongoing struggles with depression. The response from fans and people battling those same internal demons was overwhelming. Joey — who has been the drummer in aerosmith since it was founded in 1970 and the first member of the band to release his own book — now tells the complete story: the early days of the band, glamorous drug-addled events leading up to their eventual sobriety, battles within his family and among bandmates, and the explosive internal dynamics in Aerosmith that continue to unleash a fury of endless creativity.