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I Was Bono's Doppelganger Paperback – 30 Jun 2005


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (30 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141013060
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141013060
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 874,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Honest, and always hilarious (Daily Telegraph )

The best book I have ever read about trying to make it in the music business (Elton John )

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Neil McCormick is the rock critic of the Daily Telegraph. He has written for Marie Claire, Q Magazine, GQ, Hot Press, Observer, Sunday Times and Irish Independent and regularly appears as a music pundit on the BBC. He was born and brought up in Ireland and lives in London.

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Having seen the film Killing Bono, I was intrigued to see how the film measured up against the book it was based on. This book is sometimes incredulous, funny, and sad. A true story, and quite an incredible one too. You must read this if you can.
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I saw the film based on this work before I'd read the book. That's usually a mistake but in this case it makes no difference. Each is as highly recommended as the other. McCormick's self-deprecation is brutally frank but often hysterically funny. The frustration he feels as each of his dreams is trodden upon in turn shouldn't be so amusing but thanks to his not-so-much lack of self pity, as his turning it into a joke, you can feel free to guffaw away at his thwarted ambition. His continued admiration for his old friend who is also the constant reminder of his own failed attempts is praiseworthy indeed and will have you on his side throughout, even 'though you know the outcome isn't going to allow him to catch up with yer man. Read the book AND see the film. You needn't be a U2 fan to enjoy either.
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