Garcia: An American Life
"Though many of his fans, the Deadheads, nearly deified Garcia, his personal life showed his all-too-human frailties: He was an absentee father to his four girls; his relationships with women were complex and difficult; and he fought a long, ultimately unsuccessful battle with drug addiction. Veteran rock journalist Blair Jackson has stitched together Garcia's story from more than a hundred of his own interviews with Garcia, his friends, lovers, and bandmates, and from thousands of pages of source material from the '50s through the '90s."--BOOK JACKET. "Although the book chronicles the ups and downs of Garcia's life, the focus never strays far from his enormous creative gifts - his passion for music and his brilliance as a guitarist and songwriter. Garcia: An American Life also includes forty-eight photos, many of them previously unpublished."--BOOK JACKET.
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Review: Garcia: An American LifeUser Review - Goodreads
Like many of the other reviewers, it took me years to finish this book. Some interesting info and insights, but quite a dry read for a guy who lead a pretty interesting life. It does tell the full story, but I'm sure it could have been done with better flair.
Review: Garcia: An American LifeUser Review - Michael Lello - Goodreads
Amazing biography, from Garcia's upbringing in San Francisco to his rise to fame and eventual demise. A candid and well-rounded look at the man, including his drug addiction and failure as a husband ... Read full review
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