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Gwen Stefani and No Doubt: A Simple Kind of Life Paperback – 3 Jan 2011

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press; 01 edition (3 Jan. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849385416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849385411
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,092,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeff Apter has been writing professionally for almost 25 years, having spent five years as Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone. He is a contributor to Vogue and GQ magazines and also writes for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and Australian Hi-Fi, and contributes to the revered Rock's Back Pages website. The list of music books he has authored includes biographies of Silverchair, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure and Dave Grohl.

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Can't say I enjoyed the book itself, its quite long and slow. The author spends a lot of time delving into the origins of the bands musical influences. But the delivery was quick and the condition for being used is very good.
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HASH(0x95203e58) out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jan. 2015
By Rhonda - Published on Amazon.com
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great book to learn all about Gwen!
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Great book for an awesome price!
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HASH(0x95216330) out of 5 stars Enjoyable but with some issues. 17 July 2014
By Peter Teague - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a huge no doubt fan and have been for many years and this was the first book I've read on them

It had some info I didn't know from quotes/interviews the band has done over the years and compiled it nicely into a timeline.
the problem is a lot of filler and repeated content. For instance the first chapter is the history of ska music and there's a lot of other passages giving too much detail to characters that weren't very relevant to no doubts history. If you combine this with the fact that a lot of quotes are brought up several time you can see that the writer probably had little exclusive sources and had to stretch it out.

I don't regret the purchase and would recommend it any hardcore No Doubt fans but as someone who has read a lot of books on rock and roll bands this isn't one of better ones.
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