Gray [NOOK Book]

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Sometimes, late at night in the hotel room, after the lights have gone out and the mistakes have already been made, when it is heavy and silent and still, I lie awake and listen to my pulse on the pillow…

Imagine you are on a tour bus, the miles whistling away beneath you as you sleep. Tomorrow you will wake up in downtown Somewhere. It doesn’t matter. All the skylines look...
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Gray

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Overview

Sometimes, late at night in the hotel room, after the lights have gone out and the mistakes have already been made, when it is heavy and silent and still, I lie awake and listen to my pulse on the pillow…

Imagine you are on a tour bus, the miles whistling away beneath you as you sleep. Tomorrow you will wake up in downtown Somewhere. It doesn’t matter. All the skylines look the same. Time is only marked by events. The world is on a first-name basis with you.

But you…you barely even know yourself. There are those who give in completely to the idea of what it means to be famous. And those who can’t ever seem to leave the past behind. Life is a deep and contemplative story stuck on repeat—love, loss, self-destruction, self-discovery.

If you could go back to the way things were before you made it…would everything still be gray?
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Editorial Reviews

The Beat Magazine
"Wentz brings you inside into the head of a rock star [in Gray]...Whether or not you’re a fan of Fall Out Boy or just Pete Wentz, the book will bean interesting read for all."
From the Publisher
"Wentz brings you inside into the head of a rock star [in Gray]...Whether or not you’re a fan of Fall Out Boy or just Pete Wentz, the book will bean interesting read for all."
Kirkus Reviews
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. If this debut novel by former Fall Out Boy bassist and tabloid-fodder Wentz (The Boy with the Thorn in his Side, 2004), with MTV News' James Montgomery, is as autobiographical as it's made out to be, this young man has some issues to work out. Fortunately, the fictionalized rock star who narrates this dreamy version of horrible events has a distinctive voice, even if he's going nowhere fast. The unnamed guitarist is the shooting star of a fast-rising rock band, surrounded by groupies, managers and guys with names like "the Disaster." Drugged out and emotionally vacant, he spends his lonely hours in indistinguishable hotel rooms longing for the equally unnamed Her. "I owe it all to Her. Her. She made me, she put me here. We fought about that. We fought about a lot of things, but I still miss Her. She is Chicago to me, the humid summers and the Lake-Effect winters. When I'm homesick, it's for Her." And that's pretty much it for the next 200-plus pages of stream-of-consciousness unraveling, punctuated by bar fights, suicide attempts, stints in rehab and uncomfortable confessions: "I'm nothing more than a frightened child, a scared little boy with tough-guy tattoos and a hollow snarl, and that no matter how much I like to think of myself as a die-hard romantic, I'd never have the guts to actually die for love." Even though nothing really happens, the prose is quite sharp, and the despair of the main character is evocatively portrayed. It all makes for an interesting inside look at the circus, especially for those who think that knowing a little magazine gossip means you know someone. Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416570363
  • Publisher: MTV Books
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 257,873
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz is the bassist, back-up vocalist, and primary lyricist of Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    I never read a book so deep and so incredibly amazing. I love Fa

    I never read a book so deep and so incredibly amazing. I love Fall Out Boy so naturally i bought this book and was knocked off my socks.
    Petes writing is deep and full of emotion and meaning that i found it impossible to put down this book without having it constantly run through my mind. It gives an insight on how a rockstars life really is, the good and the bad. Buy this book. This is one of my favs, and its really hard to becum one of my favs

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Boulderclaw

    Actually i pick rainstar!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Frickin' awsome!

    One of the best books I have ever read. It is really easy to forget that Pete,the crazy funny weird Pete, worte this fantastic book. I really recomend this book for everyone. Easily one of my favorite books EVER.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Great read- check it out now!

    I'm a huge Fall Out Boy fan to begin with, so when I heard Pete Wentz was writing a book, I had to have it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Pete Wentz's writing style, because it is laced throughout the pages, reflecting on his unique choice of words. The book is very well written, and it is a great story about finding yourself when you feel like all is lost. Definitely a book I couldn't put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    This was a really incredible book. As far as I can tell it is se

    This was a really incredible book. As far as I can tell it is semi biographical. As a person who struggles with the two mental disorders that are described in this book, I can tell you that his descriptions are hauntingly accurate. I'd recommend entering into reading this book with a darker mindset. You need to understand that he is describing painful things (which he does exceptionally well). Proceed with caution if you are currently struggling with deep depression or anxiety as I imagine that this might be triggering. All in all, a really well written book. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Wow

    This book is amazing!!!! I can feel every emotion he feels. Thanks to my coworker for recomending this book to me! We are big fall out boy fans!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Silverwings

    Silverwings shrugs and flies off on a silver cloud. She zipped off to 'silver whisp' result one. If there isn't 'silver whisp', then go to 'silver linings' result one.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Rainstar

    Really meet me at rain first result that is my clan

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Dreamshadows

    "Fine then. I already have other problems to deal with," she growled," And that is none of your business." She pads out to horse tails.

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