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This review is from: In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran (Hardcover)Been a fan for 28 yesrs. John has always been an amazing writer and he really shows that in this book. I loved the love and admiration for his parents. He did an amazing job in showing their relationships and family dynamic. I was also impressed with how candid and forthcoming he was about his addictions, rehab stay and continued diligence to remain sober. I was very happy to see him write about his struggle to not relapse when under enormous stress with the first reunion concert in Japan. I am a recovering pain pill addict of 4 years and can relate to the daily struggle to remain clean and sober. It was refreshing to have him include this one major incident of temptation to show that it truly is always a work in progress.
It was heart warming to read how he met and fell in love so deeply with Gela. I brought tears to my eyes to read how strong his love for her is. It was nice to finally read his words on finally falling head over heels with her after all the mis-steps he had with women in the past. He truly deserves to be madly in love, content and happy win Gela and their blended family. His words felt to me like he had finally found the true happiness with her that he had searched for his entire life.
There were a couple things I had hoped to read about in his book but frankly, there is no way to include everything. I respect him for not dragging some people thru the mud (Andy being one) and instead making general statements. There were several people that I am sure he could have really lashed into for things that were done wrong to him but he chose the high road. To me it is refreshing that he concentrated on himself and the mistakes HE made instead of pointing to others and blaming them. I totally have a new respect for him doing that.