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Bono

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by Michka Assayas
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101218051
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/04/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,273,903
File size:
442 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book about one of the prophets of our time. Watch out, Bono may change your life, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u go to our old book u will see
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi. Im here. Im really sorry i didnt reply. I lost my nook for a while. But i hope you had a great holiday. And we can chat soon.
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Tremendous insight into a complex, multitalented, genuine person. Bono goes deep to put forth his values and commitments to equality and justice for all. Michka, the author, gets down to business in a series of interviews, both in person and over the phone, at some very interesting periods. The book is wrought with Bono's efforts to uplift the downtrodden. I'm not Liberal by any means, but his efforts truly are, nothing less than compelling. I really was able to elicit some very positive perspectives on situations that, for all practical purposes, are seemingly hopeless. It makes me understand why fighting can be beneficial, even though introspect can sometimes be painful as well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a U2 fan since I was 13 years old, and I have always been in awe of Bono until I read this book. He is just an ordinary man with lofty dreams, like so many of us, but he has the ability to make those dreams come true because of his celebrity. I applaud his efforts and I am glad there is somebody in this world who cares for the downtrodden as he does.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always wondered what made him tick and what he thinks about, even down to the average everyday things of life. It is good to hear him discuss his thoughts on religion, politics and world charity. I think many people think that Bono is just a Rock & Roller with a big mouth and no substance...well here is some insight. It will change your mind. He is a great human being, as well as a great musician.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book for anyone who is curious as to why Bono is the way he is-his religion, family and friends all made him the way he is. My favorite chapters were on his activism and why he goes about caring so much for the poor. Well written book about a wonderfully unique person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book. Simply fantastic. Bono in his own words. Michka does quite an extraordinary job of getting Bono to spill it all. From his father, to his band mates, to politics, to religion. I've always admired Bono for his heart, but man does this book make you fall in love with him. This book is a must have for anyone looking for inspirations, for anyone looking for hope, and for anyone who wants to believe. Thanks you Michka, thank you Bono!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The seriously is the best book I've ever read. No comment I could make about it, would do it justice. Just buy it. Read it. You won't beable to put it down. It is enlightening to say the least. You will be changed. Kudos to Michka for making his dream of writing this book a reality and thank you to Bono for making this world a better place.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a pretty big U2 fan, but I have always been very into Bono, his politics and personality. Most of the magazine interviews through the years have been only about music, so this is a really great insight into what makes Bono tick. He is very honest about himself and humble. I am not finished with the book, but can't wait to get back to it...I really recommend it to people who might be interested in U2, Bono or making the world more peaceful.