Bono: in conversation with Michka Assayas; with a foreword by Bono

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Riverhead Books, Apr 21, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 323 pages
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For the first time ever, Bono-the biggest rock star in the world-tells his life story. Bono's career is unlike any other in rock history. As the lead singer of U2, Bono has sold 130 million albums, won fourteen Grammys, and played numerous sold-out world tours, but he has also lobbied and worked with world leaders from Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to Nelson Mandela on debt relief, AIDS, and other critical global issues. He has collaborated with the same musicians for nearly three decades and has been married to his childhood sweetheart since 1982. His life, at all turns, resists the rock star clichés. In a series of intimate conversations with his friend Michka Assayas, a music journalist who has been with the band since the very beginning, Bono reflects on his transformation from the extrovert singer of a small Irish post-punk band into one of the most famous individuals in the world; and from an international celebrity to an influential spokesperson for the Third World. He speaks candidly about his faith, family, commitment, influences, service, and passion. Bono: A Self-Portrait in Conversationis the closest we will come, for now, to a memoir from the iconic frontman of U2.

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Review: Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

User Review  - Heidi Miller - Goodreads

I loved this book. He is such a brilliant, articulate, talented, thoughtful human being. It was fun to see a bit of his clever humor. He is really good at answering the tough questions and Michka was not afraid to ask them. He is definitely more than a rock star. Read full review

Review: Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

User Review  - Matt Katharine - Goodreads

My husband married me knowing that I was already in love with Bono. He's totally ok with it. This book just made my shallow love for him go a bit deeper. It was fantastic. Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2005)

Michka Assayas is a music journalist and novelist who lives and works in Paris. He met Bono in London in 1980, and was the first journalist to champion U2 outside Ireland and the United Kingdom. Michka and Bono have spent the last two years putting this book together at Bono's home in Dublin, and in Paris, Bologna, and on the French Riviera.

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