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Clapton by Eric Clapton
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Mar 09, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: autobiography
Recommended to Jennifer by: The New York Times
Read in March, 2008

I think I'm just a memoir kind of a gal and not as fond of autobiographies. No matter how interesting one's life may have been, if you can't write, it's not a particularly compelling read. I read "Wonderful Tonight" a couple of months ago, so it was interesting to read both of these kind of in tandem, especially because so much of Pattie Boyd's book is devoted to Eric Clapton and so little of his is devoted to her. I was moved (who wouldn't be?) by the passage of Clapton's attending AA meetings right after the death of his son. He does come across as a pretty decent guy (not to mention an amazing musician) and someone who has found peace at last after so many not-so-peaceful years. What I especially respected about Clapton is that although he embraces the AA 12-step program, he never comes across as preachy.

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