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3.0 out of 5 stars I have doubts about its validity......., 2 Sept. 2006
This review is from: Wouldn't it be Nice: My Own Story (Paperback)
This book is indeed un-put-downable, and a riveting read from start to finish. It is an incredible story and i am sure the bare facts are true. Brian Wilson is an eccentric genius who battled with a lot of demons and was (probably still is) surrounded by untrustworthy people, including his closest confidant, Dr. Landy. It turns out Dr. Landy (psychiatrist / manager / svengali) was a huge influence in the writing of this book and at the time of writing, Brian Wilson was placed on heavy psychtropic drugs which meant he was pretty zoned out in the years this book was written. So it begs the question, how much of this book is a true reflection of Brian Wilson?

Since finishing this book (2 hours ago) i did some research on the net and found that shortly after the book's completion, Dr. Landy was indeed sued for his 'influence' shall we say and Brian Wilson has since publicly spoken out about his time with Dr. Landy and the 'brain-washing' he was subjected to! In fact on the official Brian Wilson website it publicly denounces Dr. Landy!

Which therefore means that the validity of this book is questionable and i do not know how much of it to believe anymore. I wish i had bought his most recent memoir instead and not invested a week reading this book.
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2010 13:33:44 BDT
Kelso says:
Hi,
You said there was a more recent memoir, do you have any idea what it is called or where I can purchase it from? I am purchasing this a present and would very much like to get the most recent memoir to accompany it. I have searched for a while now and cannot find anything to do with a newer memoir. It would be greatly appreciated if you could reply to this post.

Many Thanks
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