Bono

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Penguin, Apr 4, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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“I’m a person who actually doesn’t like to look back in my work, in my day, or in general. But maybe this is the moment. There are stories to tell that are not songs.” –Bono

“A series of genuine conversations that are revealing, engaging, funny, intelligent, heartbreaking, and, in instances, more raw and candid than I’ve ever read or seen Bono allow himself to be . . .. Find a little of yourself in the man who makes the music you love.” --@U2.com

“In an era in which print interviews have mostly been reduced to smart-ass Q & As, it’s refreshing to read a discussion that allows for serious, no-B.S. answers and even entertaining digressions. Assaya’s questions are thoughtful ones, and he smartly gets the hell out of the way of his subject. –GQ

“Even non-fans will find inspiration in Bono’s passion for living.”—People
 

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Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

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Bono has been shooting off his eloquent Irish mouth for more than 20 years now; the rock star/activist's views on sex, love, religion, and, most recently, the African AIDS epidemic have been ... Read full review

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Bono a conversation with Michka Assayas, was just what I needed during a season of life challenges and frustrations I encountered within the church. Bono was the last person I expected to have the insight and wisdom that I often found lacking within the Christian church, but that is exactly what I found in this book. It was a fresh, refreshing and freeing read, that reinvigorated my passion to follow Jesus Christ. A simple presentation that the church Jesus intended was not about traditions, legalism and symbols, but instead about relationship, passion, hope and love.
I spent many years reading books by Christian authors about God's will, God's purpose, etc. all of which left me ultimately dry and passionless, but in this interview with Bono, Bono offers a fresh and simple perspective about a living in authenticity and faith in Jesus the Christ..
I full recommend this book for anyone who has become dry, parched and disappointed with the church.
A refreshing read, for anyone who has burned out on legalism, symbolism and traditions that get in the way of authentic Christianity.
 

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
FOREWORD BY BONO
INTRODUCTION
STORIES TO TELL THAT ARE NOT SONGS
NEVER TRUST A PERFORMER
EVERYBODY GETS OUT OF HERE ALIVE
WHOS THE ELVIS HERE?
THE SHORTEST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK
THOU SHALT NOT GO TO AMERICA
MY LIFE ASA DISASTER GROUPIE
ADD ETERNITY TO THAT
THE GIRL WITH THE BEARD
WOULDNT MOVE TO A SMALLER HOUSE
AM NEVER GOING TO FIT TUTANKHAMONS COFFIN
FROM THE TENTS OF AMHARATO SLEEPING IN BREZHNEVS BED 16 FAITH VERSUS LUCK
TIDYING MY ROOM

THE TATTOOIST
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GLASS
THE OCCASIONAL MISSING
IM TAKING MY PLACE BACK IN SOCIETY
INDEX
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

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About the author (2006)

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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