It's So Easy: And Other lies
In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get...more
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**On a side note...for all my romance reader friends, I do have to say I don't think we will ever read one of our books about a musician having sex with a girl in a cockroach infested apartment and the girl being okay with it!!
and it's definitely interesting to know...more
I highly recommend this book to just about anyone who wants a drama...more
A FOUNDING MEMBER OF GUNS N’ ROSES AND VELVET REVOLVER SHARES THE STORY OF HIS RISE TO THE PINNACLE OF FAME AND FORTUNE, HIS STRUGGLES WITH ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION, HIS PERSONAL CRASH AND BURN, AND HIS PHOENIX-LIKE TRANSFORMATION.
IN 1984, AT THE AGE OF TWENTY, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in
The differences between the two books, and therefore...more
How this man survived the 80's and is even alive today is beyond me. McKagan takes you into the dark annals of his life story. This man "partied like a rock star". From his early days of his panic attacks to the heavy alcohol induced h...more
I've never been a big G'n'R fan, although I appreciate their unique contribution to the late 80s - early 90s rock scene. However, when I recently came across an interview with Duff McKagan on an afternoon TV talk show, I was struck by his intelligence, thoughtfuln...more
Okay, I'm going to get this out there right away - I am not a G N' R fan. Some of their stuff is okay, I guess, but I put them in a sort of bracket with bands like AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Airbourne; in short, not my musical cup of tea.
That aside, this is a damn good book, and full of surprises. Michael 'Duff' McKagan writes really well, and I know that I shouldn't find that as surprising a...more
Quite simply, if you're looking for a tell-all and airing of dirty Guns N Roses laundry, you need to look elsewhere. This is the tale of one mans journey that happened to include the greatest rock band of it's time. It's hard to read - I knew Duff was a drinker but had no idea just how deep into a pit he fell - but it felt really inspirational to me. This is a guy that was a member of this HUGE band, li...more
Duff's biography, though, left me in a catatonic-ly positive state.
He's such sweetheart. He's honest, funny, and..Well, he's kinda hot.
The part that moved me the most, I guess, was the Axl-and-Duff-London-thing. They hugged,...more
I'd previously read Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses. Obviously the accounts and memories of the G N' R days differ at times. But I like to think Duff is using his book as an...more
While he could have named more names and given more details to certain stories, his look into his background and his time in Guns and Roses offer a lot more insight than the average biography wri...more
My main qu...more
Overall, I expected a good bo...more
He talks about his time with Guns and Roses, and how he actually ended up getting sober. Duff's book is one of the only rock bios that discussed how to build a positive life after addiction. Most of the other rockers just seem to gloss over their sobriety, and then relapse. (He...more