"Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful" is an intimate look at one of America's most enduringly popular bands after 25 years of hits, fame, tours, and troubles. It is the companion to a major documentary of the same title released in Fall 2009, which coincided with the band's silver anniversary. Filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin followed the band on their 2008 Lost Highway tour and at home, capturing everything from life on the road and onstage to band members' own personal crises. The book is illustrated with gorgeous new photos and stills from the documentary, providing unprecedented insights into a band that is known for staying away from the media. Archival photographs provide the complete picture of the band's extraordinary reign at the top of the charts. Jon Bon Jovi has written an introduction and text throughout the book, and the other band members, including Richie Sambora, have contributed extended captions, personal anecdotes, and insightful reflections on their unity as a band. This is a unique portrait of rock legends after 25 years together, reflecting on their past as well looking forward to the future.