Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas; with a Foreword by Bono
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 AssayasUser Review - Goodreads
Although others will say that this is not true, I can honestly say that I do not believe I have ever heard a U2 song. Since starting this book, I've listened to snippets of their songs on the iTunes ... Read full review
Review: Bono: In Conversation with Michka AssayasUser Review - Natalie - Goodreads
I found it very interesting and insightful, although it's an older book (2004)it has a lot of relevance today, when it comes to foreign aid for Africa, etc. I would love to know his thoughts about the time since then... Read full review