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From Barnes & Noble"But I'm bound for glory
I'm on my way
My ride's here..."
The "ride" Zevon is referring to is driven by the Grim Reaper; and unfortunately for his many fans, that ride showed up way too early, driving off with the "excitable boy" when he was only 56. Luckily, before he passed, Zevon empowered his ex-wife, Crystal, to write his life story -- making her promise to focus on the good aspects as well as the bad. And man, was he bad! A vodka-quaffing, gun-toting substance abuser who beat his wife and rarely interacted with his children, Zevon was a bona fide poster boy for sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Amazingly, he sobered up for most of the last 17 years of his life, reconciled with his children, and completed his masterpiece album, The Wind, before succumbing to lung cancer. Crafted as an oral biography narrated by the likes of Jackson Browne, Billy Bob Thornton, Zevon's children, and his past lovers, to name just a few, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is a testament to one of America's greatest songwriters: a genius who straddled the fence between good and evil.