Broken Music

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Random House LLC, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 440 pages
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“Sting’s gift for prose and reverence for language, nearly the equal of his musical gifts, shine on every page. Even when Broken Music addresses the quixotic life of an aspiring rock & roller, it reads like literature from a more rarified time when adults didn’t condescend to the vulgarities of pop culture.” —Rolling Stone

“You can’t fault his scrupulous candor.…A natural storyteller.” —London Sunday Times

“Sting mixes tenderness, sadness and humor in his narration, indulging readers with the same style of descriptive, pensive words that characterize his songs….Even readers unfamiliar with Sting’s music will find the book compelling.” —Associated Press

“A beautifully styled, elegantly crafted and intelligent portrayal of Sting’s own life…[it] ranks on the highest shelf of literary debuts.” —Toronto Globe and Mail

“A first-rate memoir…Engrossing…With writing that is both witty and refreshingly self-deprecating, this book has pleasures that extend well beyond interest in the man’s music alone.” —People

“An engaging, lucidly written reminiscence…intellectually vigorous…elegant and thoughtful.” —Entertainment Weekly

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User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

A really interesting book by Sting about his life, starting from early childhood and ending just about the time The Police begins to take off. I enjoyed the stories of how music entered his life, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I've been doggedly trying to get through the books in my unread bookcase. This was one of them. Since I rarely read memoirs by musicians, this one never had gotten read. I'd purchased it on the ... Read full review

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