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4.0 out of 5 stars Only a fan could love it, 21 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream (Hardcover)
Neil Young is an absolute hero of mine and one of the very few "greats" still giving as good as he ever did today. At least that has always been my view of him as a musician.........but what about Neil Young the author?

To be honest, at times this is a rambling and thoroughly disjointed autobiography. He writes about whatever he wants at any given moment so there is precious little chronological order to his story. On several occasions he also bored the living daylights out of me with Lincvolt, sound quality and yet another vintage car seemingly around every corner.

BUT, and it is a very big but indeed, you get the feeling throughout that he is speaking from his heart and speaking directly to you. It's almost like you're there listening to him in person and, for that, i find it easy to accept the obscurities and eccentricities which are clearly such an important part of his make-up.

He comes across as complex, slightly disturbed but ultimately a hugely decent man and the love he feels for his wife, children and friends comes across in spades.

Above all i feel i know Neil Young a whole lot better than i did before i started reading the book and that surely is what a good autobiography should do.

I remain a fan and he remains a hero, but i still think only a fan could love it.
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