Broken Music: A Memoir

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Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 337 pages
Having been a songwriter most of my life, condensing my ideas and emotions into short rhyming couplets and setting them to music, I had never really considered writing a book. But upon arriving at the reflective age of fifty, I found myself drawn, for the first time, to write long passages that were as stimulating and intriguing to me as any songwriting I had ever done.

And so Broken Music began to take shape. It is a book about the early part of my life, from childhood through adolescence, right up to the eve of my success with the Police. It is a story very few people know.

I had no interest in writing a traditional autobiographical recitation of everything that’s ever happened to me. Instead I found myself drawn to exploring specific moments, certain people and relationships, and particular events which still resonate powerfully for me as I try to understand the child I was, and the man I became.
 

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Sting Biography, from his birth and leading up to his fame with the Police. A look back into the history of this great musician. It includes lots of stories, and the histories of his family. How he ... Read full review

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Contents

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Epilogue
330
Dedication
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