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Red by Sammy Hagar
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Apr 04, 2011

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

I was actually pretty surprised by this book. I expected to like it, but I'm unusually fond of Sammy and his music. I also prefer the DLR version of VH by miles. But this book was actually pretty entertaining.

The real surprise comes in the revelation that this dude is actually an incredible businessman. His philosophy of investing in his friends and things he likes, not the stock market, is commendable and inspiring. Who knew?

I also found that the Van Hagar stuff, that I used to find mostly unlistenable, actually sounds kinda good to me now. Weird.

I did find his attitude about his first wife to be a little disappointing. He gets all upset about how she's dragging him down with her depression and psychosis, but doesn't ever connect he condition with the fact that he left her behind to raise their child for ten years while he was constantly out on tour. That had to have driven her bonkers, and he should've owed up to that a bit more.

Regardless, this was a fun, quick read.

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